Still collecting Swarms

I managed to get myself on a number of swarm lists, one of which the Auckland city council seem to refer to when they get Bee related phone calls.

As of yesterday, I’ve now collected a total of three swarms and turned down the offer of another four or five swarms, mainly due to lack of equipment to keep them in!

A swarm I collected from a rubbish bin in Pukekohe

I’ve also purchased one Nucleus which is doing very well and will probably end up being my main Honey providing hive for 2011.

The swarm I collected yesterday ended up actually being a number of separate swarms, all in the same tree. I’m not sure if each swarm had a queen, so I’ll just have to wait a week or two and see what happens.

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