May 29, 2008

Swarm installed

This is how you install a swarm:
Open the box of bees.
Dump into hive.
Close hive and leave.

Unbeknownst to us, there was a big branch in the box, so it was a clumsy transition. And, unfortunately, what seemed like half the swarm stayed in the box. They were in there for at least a day, and had already drawn out some comb. Guess they thought the box was their new home.

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