A golden humming cloud of honeybees arrived unexpectedly one sunny June morning and moved into a knothole in the siding of the house. Three weeks later, Mr. E. helped these mysterious creatures into a comfy wooden box in his garden and began to live the lifelong dream of herding millions of stinging insects and collecting their sweet honey. Please enjoy the adventures of Mr. E's Mysterious Bees.
fancy pants gardener, beekeeper, writer and photographer.
Not necessarily in that order all the time.
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Just helped hive a swarm in Potrero. 1 million gay people from all over the world can't get me to walk one block from my apartment to join the party. But a swarm of bees will get me off the couch and into the bee suit in ten seconds flat.
My friend John called to ask what to do, his bees swarmed into the neighbor's apple tree. I raced right over with a box and my suit. The swarm was easy, it was on a low branch and John already had a ladder set up beneath it. Ill I had to do was shake it into the cardboard box and dump them into their new home.
He has access to a very cool piece of property behind his house that actually belongs to CalTran. There is a buffer on either side of the freeway made up of weed trees and giant blackberry patches. He cleared his out and put in a bunch of raised beds for vegetables and planted fruit trees. Last year he tried beekeeping but his hive died. This year his hive swarmed and now he has two!