Monday, 5 July 2010

Video of bees marching into their hive

I transferred a strong colony from a nuc into a larger brood box this afternoon. It was a bit of a game as I was on my own and it involved a second colony (weaker) also being united. It always amazes me how the bees march into the hive to find the queen.

I tried to take a video - it wasn't terribly successful and as you can see I didn't know how to turn it off at the end. But if you watch you'll see them almost running out of the smaller box and into the bigger one. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Mrs Dobby said...

Beekeeping is soo fascinating isnt it? We're in our 2nd year, and I could sit n watch them for hours at a time!