Sunday, April 1, 2018

{bee gift}

So....this morning some bees from our beehive (or from somewhere else...though unlikely) swarmed into a bush in our frontyard. My husband saw it when he got home from church and was able to get it into our second, empty hive. This photo below is the result. Thankfully they've all stayed inside for the most part. He dropped the main swarm into the hive and cut branches off the bush with the remainder of the clumps of bees onto the ground in front of it. Several bees made a 'human-like' bridge they walked up from the ground to the opening in the hive.

Amazing. Have been sitting out there just watching them. It appears they all stuck around.  Working, working, working.

About a month ago, they swarmed into a next door neighbor's holly, way up high, in an reachable spot. My husband moved some bars over in the original hive, and they up and returned. Guess today they had some new queen action.

This is the perfect Easter gift. And no bee stings. Oddly enough, he never wears protection. No smoke. Just calmly works with them. It's said bees know their masters. I like to think so.

4 comments:

Diane said...

Fascinating...but from a distance, lol. Nice that he was able to coax them back. They know when they have it made!

M.K. said...

He must've gotten the queen in there (the queen that exited with the swarm). If you get the queen, all the bees will stay with her.
Adam never used any gear protection either. I think it has to do with gentleness, slowness of movement, and just demeanor. Bees know, and they don't like nervous, jerky-moving people. Congrats!!

Cathy said...

Is not this a most amazing thing! We have been there too...catching those swarms, sometimes right in the trees right above our heads.

Gloriade said...

Hello Melissa,
It's been a while since I have spent any time online. I just don't really seem to have the energy for it most of the time. I love looking at the bees. So Fascinating. God's nature is truly a wonder to be savored and enjoyed. A belated Happy Easter. He is Risen.