April 22, 2014…Swarm in short tree. Baited nuc hive very close. Wife says, “DO NOT CUT MY TREE.” The bees refused to enter this hive. Hal waits four days…no luck. He gets a bigger hive.
April 24, 2014…With a bigger hive consisting of two Westerns, Hal coaxes the bees in, opens the lid briefly to show us the bees, before closing everything up.
Cinches the belt so we don’t have to worry about the hive sliding open and bees flying around our heads while driving back.
April 24, 2014…This is the log hive where the bees swarmed from.
January 22, 2014…Same log hive, many fewer bees which are clustering up high.
Hive loaded into car, we are good to go!
Next morning…Day 1. Bees still here.
April 27, 2014…Day 3. The bees are flying well. Looks like they have accepted the move. Thank you, Hal, for getting us bees that have not been medicated, treated with mite strips or even fed with anything but their natural unadulterated honey.