Hi guys, I'm so excited and just couldn't wait to tell you all about my first swarm. Came home from work yesterday and yep my bees had swarmed. I am very new to beekeeping (have only had them for about 2 months), so as you can imagine I was very worried about seeing a huge swarm in my mango tree just above the hive.
I borrowed a box from my friend and my husband and I cut the branch down and successfully relocated our homeless girls to a new hive. I must say it was one of the best feelings to hold a branch absolutely full of bees so close to me and to be part of a special experience.
I am very proud of my husband as he has never done any beekeeping due to being away with work. I have worked with my bees a few times over the past few months, but this was certainly an expereince I will never forget...and a great confidence booster!
I managed to get one photo of the swarm in the mango tree, but the batteries died in the camera when my husband went to take a photo of me holding the branch.
I am hoping to re-queen both hives soon to help with the swarming tendancy.
Take care! Yours excitedly - Brydie