A Swarm at Marlpit Community Garden.
Last Friday morning Tish discovered that one of the hives was preparing to swarm. Honeybees were leaving and gathered in a nearby Blackthorn bush in the hedge by the Forest Garden.
Tish rang Mahesh, who called in Jim, and together he and Tish managed to capture the swarm.
Tish took these photos – click to enlarge –
|The new tenants at number 4||Safely housed – time for home after a long day|
PS Yesterday (21 July) we acquired a new hive generously donated by Gareth, who has recently had to stop keeping bees.