High class container colony

I had some free bees this summer. Especially one of the swarms is special, the container colony. http://www.elgon.es/diary/?p=722 and http://www.elgon.es/diary/?p=740 A couple of weeks ago…

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Container colony kept its promise

A month ago I opened the lid on a pile of boxes with crap combs just enough so the swarm that had landed on the…

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Free bees

This year is a year of swarms in Sweden. The weather is chilly and damp. Bees are sitting a lot inside having little to do…

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Let us in – we will clean your combs

Today I got a telephone call from my neighbor when I was out in the car. He told me a swarm was swirling in the…

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Swarm from a tree

Last year my friend had a call in July about a swarm that had come from a big old tree. The cavity couldn’t bee very…

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Feral swarm

Tonight at half past nine after a telephone call, I took a swarm in a raspberry bush which came from bee colony in a wall…

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Swarm draws foundationless combs

Larry, the excentric beekeeper in Indiana, shares with me many of his experiences. Here’s one I share with you readers: Friday afternoon, 23 May, I…

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