The bees and their swarming behaviour

Until two weeks ago we had hoped to harvest at least one little pot of honey from our largest bee swarm captured in May.  But last weekend we buried that hope. They swarmed again ☹ The bees grew enormously in the Topbarhive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horizontal_top-bar_hive) in a relatively short time and we have constantly enlarged the breeding space, … Continue reading The bees and their swarming behaviour

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The second swarm in 4 days

This sunny afternoon I took the time to cleanse the bee hive and the frames of the old bee colony. At this time Matthias discovered a new cloud of bees in the sky. This swarm has settled in another pine of our property, but quite high up. We wanted a new bee colony, but we … Continue reading The second swarm in 4 days