Adventures with Ed and Cathy

On May 24th, Bethany, Abigail, and Mom helped Ed and Cathy with a unusual swarm situation. While we were at their house, we looked through their other hives with them.

Here we are looking at a flourishing hive. The bottom box was full of bees so we added a second deep.

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Here we are looking at a frame. We helped Ed and Cathy spot eggs on their frame.

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This is the hive the swarm came out of. The swarm moved to the tree.

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As we were about to leave, we looked at some bees on the ground and spotted a queen with a cluster of bees. We caught the queen and put her in a plastic container.

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Next, Bethany and Cathy took the queen into a car and caged her.

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Here we are with the container with the caged queen and attendants in it.

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I believe we put this queen with some of the frames from the table hive in a nuc. Last I heard, all three hives are doing well. Hopefully, they continue to do so.

Abigail

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