Archive for January 2016

Attack of the really quite pleasant bees

We’ve had a bee swarm come past once before, but this one settled.

So we rang Tricia and Martin from the Wellington Beekeepers Assocation and set about collecting the swarm.

Andrea in a borrowed suit:

Terrorist? Or Burning Man? Or makeshift bee photographer?

Of course, the swarm was up a tree on the steepest and densest part of our place.

The bees were pretty relaxed, given that we’d just cut down the branch they’d chosen.

Tricia said this was the biggest swarm she’d seen – twenty-five to thirty thousand bees.

Success. They are off to frolic in the kanuka above Karori.

2016 so far

Nominal.