The good news is that I captured a swarm today!
The bad news is that was probably from my one hive that survived the winter. I was walking down one of my trails when I found myself in a cloud of bees. I looked around and noticed a stick with bees thickly clustered about it.
Thinking quickly, I nabbed one of my empty hives and placed it on the ground near the coalescing swarm. Unfortunately the lucky stick was buried beneath a half dozen other sticks. I gingerly removed the overburden of sticks and slid the stick into the new hive.
|I slid the top back onto the hive because queens like it dim.|
|I think this is the hive that lost the swarm. My guess is that these bees are robbing honey from the hive they just left. It makes me think of the ship in Swiss Family Robinson.|
|700 acorns at 5 per square foot.|
The State of Michigan requires that nursery products be inspected before they are moved off property. I have no intention of selling these seedlings. They are for my own Landscaping for Wildlife use. I may even have a few extra seedlings that my closest friends can dig up and use for weinie roasting sticks.