May 11, 2008
The bees swarmed a second time this week. Peter H. saw them flying around the fig tree and had us all come out and check the two football sized swarms hanging in a low branch. We suited up and gingerly shook them into a cardboard box, then carried them over to their new home. Luckily, we had a spare deep box with frames and wax foundation ready to go. Peter H. and Charley quickly built a bottom board and cover. So now we have five colonies. One has a queen for sure, but with the other four we will have to wait and see.