Sunday, June 2, 2013
Yet Another Swarm
This afternoon, while painting bottom boards and working around the machine shed at the farm, I received a message from Dawn to call Ken Wolf regarding yet another swarm. Ken reported that another hive had swarmed (about 1 1/2 gallon size) and went up into an apple tree. I quickly found a stopping point on my painting, called for the boys (Aaron, Elijah, and Arpon) to wrap up their fishing and boating on the pond, and headed over to Ken's farmstead. I was a good size swarm, but the backhoe wasn't an option this time. I carefully placed the medium ladder up into the apple tree, balanced the bee vac on a board sticking out of a step ladder, and ventured up to capture the swarm. Everything worked well, and within a few minutes I had a box of bees ready to be hived at the farm. Now, to get more bottom boards finished!!!