This weekend, we wanted to check up on the Bee Swarm we relocated into a hive last week after releasing a Yellow Rat Snake back into our wild backyard.
As we prepared to do the deed, we found another swarm, just a few branches over from where we found the one last week.
So we set out to relocated this new swarm, before moving on the check on the old one.
Once we were able to check on the old swarm, we found they were doing well.
The Bees had built up a nice mass of comb attached to the roof of the hive.
The Beekeeper and The Farmhand inspected the hive, and began on the task of placing the built comb into frames.
Each layer is carefully cut and placed in the frames held in place by rubber bands.
The bees, intelligent as they are, will build up until the comb is connected to the frame and then remove the rubber bands and throw them out the entrance of the hive.
Here is a video of our hive check up.
We were able to keep some of the fresh comb and I hope to use it to make some lip balm and salves.
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