After catching a swarm from one top bar hive yesterday, the other TBH swarmed today. Greg spotted them about ten feet up on a cedar branch around 2:15 in the afternoon. It was breezy and sprinkling a little, and the temperature was 82F. We raised the swarm catching bucket up under them and gave them a bump. Most of the bees fell in the bucket and we poured them into a hive we had sitting below. We got a lot of bees in the hive, but there were still several thousand in the air. Within the next hour and a half, the rest of the bees had made their way into the hive. We’ll take it out back in a couple of days and put it on a stand with the other hives. Two for two…. you can’t beat that!
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- urgent advice needed - heavy bearding, reduced boxes, pics inside
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