We were due to move down south and had another addition to the family (Lachlan, our little drone) so decided getting bees last season (2013) was probably the wrong thing to do.
|Lachlan Georg, 04/10/2013|
However 2014 is a new year and a new season. We were offered bees from a friend of a friend and this morning they were delivered. They aren't a swarm but a colony which has grown too large so they have been split up. A very full box of buzzing bees was dropped off.
|Temporary brood box|
I moved the hive off the stand and put the box in its place and opened the entrance so they can come and go as they wish.
|Bees venturing outside after being cooped up overnight|
Additional frames have been ordered and in a few days will go back to transfer them to their permanent home.