Sunday, May 23, 2010

Small feral swarm

Here is a picture of the swarm we captured Wednesday:

A very small swarm that found shelter under a shrub about an inch above ground.

We hived the swarm yesterday. Some of the bees are completely dark. I also saw a drone, completely dark as well. The swarm stayed 3 days in a cardboard box, been feed with sugar syrup. They drew a small comb inside the box. I measured comb size and found 5.4mm per cell.

And here is Kristen's hive:

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