Upon her return from a goat walk this weekend, my sister informed me that one of my bait hives was FULL of bees. Sweet!
Before the big “winter” storm that’s about to blow in Tuesday, I wanted to get the bait hive home and relocate my other traps to catch any more of the wild bees that are living in Arroyo Seco.
It’s best to move bees in the evening. Just as soon as the sun went down, I was off to bring the bees home. I was happy to find that the hive was a very decent size so it seems they’ve been there for awhile. As soon as I got the bait hive home, I dumped them into a larger hive – not an easy task in the dark. Any light and the bees start flying! So did my best under the cover of moonlight. I sustained a few stings but that’s all in the job.
Now, I’m off to batten down the hatches for a big, cold storm that’s brewing.