Category Archives: Swarms

Swarm Questions

Posted on behalf of Tramcaro: Watching a greater spotted woodpecker and one of his offspring climbing one of my garden trees last Tuesday, I suddenly noticed a swarm in the tree.  I had been away and come back the previous … Continue reading

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Secondary Swarm

My bees have just swarmed again – only ten days since the previous swarm! Unfortunately, this time they decided to settle in next door’s garden.  My neighbour called round in an agitated state to tell me.  Fortunately they were in … Continue reading

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Swarm Update

I can see through the observation window that the swarm that I reported a week ago is clustered and building comb. The hive that threw the swarm started from a late swarm last year.  It had been hived in two … Continue reading

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More Swarms

It seems the reproduction season for bees is well and truly here.  One of my own hives swarmed today just after the sun broke from behind the clouds where it had been hiding all morning.  I was intending to go … Continue reading

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My First Swarm!

My bees swarmed this afternoon at 14:30. Fortuitously, I was in the garden at the time  For a while, the air around the hive was thick with bees, and the njoise was incredible!  I was a bit worried that they … Continue reading

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First Swarm of 2013

I have just returned from collecting the first swarm of the season for a beekeeping friend.  The call came as a surprise as I was not expecting any swarms until the first week of June.  The bees are dark and … Continue reading

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My First Swarm

was just sitting in the garden taking advantage of this beautiful weather and eating my lunch when the buzzing noise from around my hive increased exponentially.  Suddenly there were thousands of bees taking to the air and streaming across my … Continue reading

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