Swarm of bees

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Swarm of bees

Postby Mick F » 29 May 2019, 7:22am

Out yesterday afternoon walking the dog, and saw these high up in the trees.
I knocked at the door of the house, but no reply. I'll try again this morning if the swarm is still there.
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One heck of a lot of buzzing going on up there!
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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby Whippet » 29 May 2019, 7:33am

Apparently they are worth good money to a bee keeper, sometimes over £100.

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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby Mick F » 29 May 2019, 8:07am

They'd have to pay me a great deal more that £100 to even try getting them down! :shock:

Chucking it down out there, so I may wait a while before walking the dog this morning. I expect the swarm is still there.
Just here but the trees have grown a lot since Google went there.
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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby Vorpal » 29 May 2019, 8:17am

The beekeeper's society usually has a swarm 'hotline'. They will send someone to come and collect unwanted swarms.

If you contact them, they can probably contact the property owner, and find the bees a new home. 8)
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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby Mick F » 29 May 2019, 8:22am

Thanks.
As I say, I'll walk the dog later - even if it doesn't stop raining - and I'll see if they're still there.
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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby Mick F » 29 May 2019, 9:07am

Yep.
Still there!

I knocked on the door and told them about it. They have hives there belonging to someone else, so they get in touch with them. Could easily be theirs forming a new swarm. I'll leave it to them.

As for walking the dog, we've had him since the 10th of April and this is the very first time it's rained. Ok, it has been damp overnight once or twice, but this is the first wet day. Goodness knows when we had the last one.

Whatever, he didn't like it at all! :lol:
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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 May 2019, 9:18am

Mick F wrote:
As for walking the dog, we've had him since the 10th of April and this is the very first time it's rained. Ok, it has been damp overnight once or twice, but this is the first wet day. Goodness knows when we had the last one.

Whatever, he didn't like it at all! :lol:

I'd get a refund, you've been sold a pup mate :wink:

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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby Mick F » 29 May 2019, 9:23am

:lol: :lol:

Nearly four months old now. Born 6th February.
First rain he's seen, though it's stopping now and brightening up.
The clouds are lifting off the valley sides.
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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby mercalia » 29 May 2019, 10:41am

i cant see any

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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby mercalia » 29 May 2019, 10:42am

Mick F wrote::lol: :lol:

Nearly four months old now. Born 6th February.
First rain he's seen, though it's stopping now and brightening up.
The clouds are lifting off the valley sides.
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wait til the snow comes then post some pictures

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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby brooksby » 29 May 2019, 1:42pm

Vorpal wrote:The beekeeper's society usually has a swarm 'hotline'. They will send someone to come and collect unwanted swarms.

If you contact them, they can probably contact the property owner, and find the bees a new home. 8)


I did that one time - a swarm had decided to take up residence in my compost bin. They were only there a few hours, but had already started making a honeycomb.

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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby Mick F » 30 May 2019, 10:10am

Result! :D

The chap I spoke to got in touch with the owner of the hives, but the bees weren't his.
He then got in touch with a mate who also has bees ............... and was actually wanting a new swarm.
The two of them went round to collect them and took them to their new home.

Still a few queen-less stragglers left.
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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby philvantwo » 30 May 2019, 11:22am

Did Mick F get a jar of honey out of it?
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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby mercalia » 30 May 2019, 1:13pm

Mick F wrote:Result! :D

The chap I spoke to got in touch with the owner of the hives, but the bees weren't his.
He then got in touch with a mate who also has bees ............... and was actually wanting a new swarm.
The two of them went round to collect them and took them to their new home.

Still a few queen-less stragglers left.


how do you collect the bees?

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Re: Swarm of bees

Postby philvantwo » 30 May 2019, 3:23pm

They use smoke to make them drowsy. No shortage of smoke down in Death Valley, Mick F is burning wood night and day!!
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