Posted on Fri May 12th 2006 at 9:00 AM by Eric
The technique that we used was to set the hive body on the ground next to the tree, then cut the branch with the swarm and give it a good shake to dump the bees into the hive. (Kirsten has the proper hood and some other equipment from when she had bees before.) It appears to have worked as the bees are quite active in their new home. Now we just have to complete the other parts of the hive and decide exactly where we want to locate it. We may get some honey this fall, but most likely we will need to wait until next year. Mmmm … honey!