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 I harvested two supers from it. It will winter with plenty of honey in the three square shallow boxes (corresponding to three mediums).

Container colony harvest1Container colony harvest2 The two supers were put on an escape board. Late that day I came back with a bee blower and blew the few remaining bees. Most of my apiaries are not far away from the home yard.

High class container colony
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