This is a bee swarm that took up residence in Jen’s front yard. The second one this week. But this new swarm was luckier than the first because this time the beekeepers were called in to capture them.
Eventually they calm down and are mostly in the box. They don’t all have to be in the box. Some of them are content to hang on to the outside so long as they’re close to the queen. The box was then collected and placed into the back of the beekeepers’ Jeep which was previously prepared by rolling the windows down. Would you drive around with a box full of bees and have the windows rolled up? Of course not, that would be crazy.
Thanks to Jason and Gerard (think that’s right) for teaching us a bit about bees today and for safely taking the bees away to a new hive.
A couple of things I learned:
1. Observation hives sound very cool.
2. I can learn about bees at the Botanical Garden thanks to The Metro Atlanta Beekeepers