A bit early in the year, but at 11:00am this morning I heard a swarm of bees flying toward the house. They buzzed around for quite a while above our apple trees (which are in full blossom).
I then noticed that there were quite a few circling above our stable. I quickly grabbed a nuc (a mini beehive) and a swarm lure sachet and perched it onto of the stable. Not ideal, as it is a south facing roof. The black roof gives off a lot of heat, and today was hot 31°C on our thermometer in the shade.
Anyway, looks like the swarm has taken up residence in the Nuc.
These are a very yellow bees, quite different from mine which are quite black. Hopefully a welcome resident to our apairy.
If you have a honey bee swarm in Barnstaple (Bickington & Fremington), call me and I will come and collect it. Read more about my collection service and honey bee swarms here …..