Settlement Farm Apiary Makes a Break For Freedom

Photo by Brennan.

Photo by Brennan.

In the most recent update from Settlement Farm, Brennan recounts being on hand to see the Red hive swarm:

I was just in time to see Red issue a swarm!  Fortunately the swarm settled on an easy to reach branch and I was able to capture it.  My process was to spritz the cluster with water (with a little Honey-B-Healthy for good measure).  Then to scoop and brush the bees into a deep in which I had the few deep frames I had to spare and which had a queen excluder on its bottom.

Will Brennan’s swarm-capture technique succeed? Click through to find out. And check out the videos he posted of the swarming action.