Bee Hive Hosting

By , 12 August 2007 23:33

Update: 14 August 2007 – Bees gone! See comments.

T. who I met through the Guerrilla Gardening Meetup Group asked me if I could host a bee hive in my garden. My house neighbours said okay in exchange for some honey.

They arrived tonight….

A Boy Bee

BoyBee

T[apprentice] & S[teacher]

T&S

There are bees in both boxes. The cardboard box contains a swarm with a virgin queen. S wants the bees outside to go inside and to stop the established bees from killing the new ones, she sprays the swarm with a mixture of sugar water and vanilla.

BeeBox

The old bees will lick the vanilla mixture off the new bees because they taste good and be accepted as friends.

In just over a day the swarm started building a honeycomb

NewComb

Here they are at the entrance of their new home

NewHome

Eventually they will get inside

Another view of the honeycomb they made

NewComb2

Daylight pics to be added in a few days….
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