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Jim

Look what i found today

whilst having a drive round :-)


















kaz

Good find - did you manage to get them settled in at home?
Leonie

lucky find :-) do they all crawl into the hive on their own?
Ratman

Have not had any calls for swarms yet Jim. Had to move a bumble bee nest in a bird box earlier today.
Don't forget to pm me a contact number for you and I will forward any swarm calls straight to you. Not interested in anything financial, just want a reliable bee keeper I can recommend to keep the customers happy. If you want to sort out a charge with them that is down to you.
bodger

Nice one Jim, it reminds me of my former profession.
Ratman

I bet you miss being a gate post Bodge :: :: ::
kaz

:laughing8: :laughing8: :laughing8:
Jim

apparently they arrived on sun. so they were recluctant to move up into the skep tryed smoking but to no avail so in the end it was an hands on job :-) i carefully grabbed clumps of them and put them in the skep well most of them anyway put the skep next to the post and the rest followed
There now in an hive in my apiary i fed them a bit of sugar syrup as they must be hungry been there since sunday i will see how there doin tomorrow dinner :-) :-)
Jim

and there doin fine they started work early this morning :-)
Leonie

glad they've settled into their new home Jim, how many hives to you have now? :-)
Jim

3 hives in flow now leonie :-)
bodger

Kaz has a first floor treatment room and about an hour ago she had to close her window as a swarm of bees flew up the main street. I looked outside and their were loads of them.

One of my customers reminded me of this saying with regard to bee swarms.

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay
A swarm in june is worth a silver spoon
A swarm in July isn't worth a butterfly.
fish

realy intresting jim!
Jim

a swarm usually consists of about 10 to 15000 bees an awesome sight to see particually when in flight
NZPOME

Jim wrote:
a swarm usually consists of about 10 to 15000 bees an awesome sight to see particually when in flight


Unless they're heading straight for yer! :pale:
M-Tina

I've just been recommended this site, as I've posted on another site about a bees nest found under the ground whilst digging up bluebell bulbs. Apparently, my dad broke through it by accident, realised what he'd done, and quickly re-covered it. Will it be okay to leave it there? I was hoping to dig over the whole area, but being a big wuss when it comes to all things flying, crawling etc.. I'd rather give it a wide bearth! He did say they may repair it in a few days time, in which case do they live there all year round, or will they die, hibernate or what? I only ask as we do have alot of bees in the garden, and I worry there may be more nests, and as we've just started using the garden, I wouldn't like my daughter to get stung.
bodger

If its a bumble bees nest which it sounds as though it is, then the bees in the nest will die each winter.
If its a honey bee nest then it will in theory carry on from year to year.

Check this link out that I put on our useful link section a week or two ago.

http://www.bumblebeeconservationtrust.co.uk/

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