Swarm in the Apricot Tree


I trapped a swarm from an apricot tree in the Big Garden.  I think the queen missed the box, because after 2 hours all of the bees were on the outside of the box and few inside.   The queen must have been hanging out on the outside.   The whole bee-covered arrangement was sitting on a plastic lawn chair so I picked up the whole thing and dumped the bees directly into a fresh hive body.   The weather was getting cold and blustery and the light was fading in the evening, so I felt it best to get the bees off the chair and into a hive.

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