Swarm at the Apiary 2012

Sally Shave took these pictures of a swarm in a hedge at the Apiary. Click on the first image to start the slide show.

  • Checking and cutting branches round the swarm.

    Checking and cutting branches round the swarm.
  • Swarm is now acccessible.

    Swarm is now acccessible.
  • A closer look.

    A closer look.
  • Knocking the swarm into a cardboard box.

    Knocking the swarm into a cardboard box.
  • Box inverted onto sheet & propped up at one side.

    Box inverted onto sheet & propped up at one side.
  • Rest of bees entering box. Note fanning - queen is inside!

    Rest of bees entering box. Note fanning - queen is inside!
  • Knocking the swarm into a nuc.

    Knocking the swarm into a nuc.
  • A feed to settle them.

    A feed to settle them.
  • All seems well.

    All seems well.
  • Later, the nuc was exchanged for a brood box.

    Later, the nuc was exchanged for a brood box.
  • The bees have settled in....

    The bees have settled in....
  • ...very comfortably.

    ...very comfortably.