Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swarm and capture!

Loretta's hive swarmed!  Here you see the bees clustering on the outside of the original hive, waiting for the queen to fly so they can leave with her.  The other two photos are of the swarm marching up a pillowcase carpet, into the new hive, where the queen has been shaken.  That is one of the most fascinating things you have ever seen.  They are settled and happy, at least for now.