3/23/2016– Update……An inspection of the hive revealed a busy queen and a good brood population with lots of larva.
3/11/2016– We put our bee vac to use today and removed a large hive located in an empty compost bin. It took about 4 hours, but all together I think we vacuumed up 15-20 thousand bees. We cut to size and positioned the brood comb into frames, filling a brood box. Here is the hive after positioning in our apiary. We will do a hive inspection in a week or so and see if we have a good hive.
|Original location of bees in an empty compost bin
on the side of a house,
|Hive relocated to brood boxes in our apiary.|
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