What an exciting day!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by 4boysmom, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    309
    1
    141
    Jun 12, 2007
    DH was washing his hands out our backdoor sink and looking out the window....I can't quite remember how he said it, but I ran over to look out the window to see what had gotten him so excited. There was a swarm of bees in out pin oak in the back yard. He was afraid it was one of our 2 hives. So, he calls his dad ( lives next door ) and they got all their equipment together and got it down into a hive.

    He's not sure if one of the old one's split or if it came from somewhere else. He said there was still lots of activity from the other 2. Anyway, he left the hive under the tree until dark, then we went out and carted it down to where the others are - trying to be very careful not to bounce them too hard on a tree root! We made it without any problems!

    The boys were quite excited too, out watching from a safe distance. No stings, so it was a success - especially with so many bees flying around!

    Here is the swarm before they got it out of the tree

    [​IMG]
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    3,701
    12
    223
    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    bee keeping can be a lot of fun. Like chickens, though, it can get to be a big hobby real fast!
     
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    sounds like quite the adventure. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by