homesteadinginsussex's photos with the Bees

Bee swarm.

Bee swarm.
This swarm was collected about fifteen feet up in a tree. The skep on the left has a piece fitted into it which a long pole can be screwed into. The pole is under the skep at the moment for access for the bees. The queen is in the skep so the rest will…
Added on May 25, 2012

Catching a swarm.

Catching a swarm.
These bees were on the top of a fence post.. By placing the skep above them, they will walk up into it. This was only a small cast unfortunately, which didn't make it through the first winter.
Added on August 31, 2011