A swarm takes interests in the bait hive

Score! They are filling up the box fast!

No gloves, veil needed - bees are less interested in me and more interested in moving into their new digs

Giving Bees a Chance.

On Friday sis ran in, waving for me to come outside and see!

“Can’t you see I’m busy here?” I yelled back.  What crazy thing did she spot this time, I wondered?   She was rather insistent. Why can’t girls just blurt out what they want instead of being so darn mysterious? That is one of the great unanswered questions of all time.

Well, this time around, it wasn’t some crazy thing – it was bees!  A swarm of bees was going into one of my “bait hives.”  Nice!

Wonder if the bees knew my birthday was coming up?  Can’t beat that for a present now can ya!   Well, except for my sis’s amazing chocolate cake!

Now, I am nurturing three feral hive and three mail order hives and, hopefully, will relocate a few to a lot nearby.

Already in the early evenings, when the sun hits the hives, you can get a faint whiff of honey. How sweet it is!

“No bees, no honey; no work, no money” – A “Proverbs” quote


  1. Joy Giles says:

    Score. Glad things are a buzzin’ again at your little piece of heaven.

  2. Ginger Chulack says:

    Fabuloous bee photos! I get so frustrated when people run away from bees. They are such delightful critters who do SO much for us. But for some strange reason, all I can think about now is chocolate cake!

  3. Julip says:

    How sweet it is! I miss having bees. My Dad used to keep hives on the garage roof in Silverlake when I was a kid but he got rid of them during the whole africanized bee scare since my brother is allergic to the sting. As soon as I can settle into a place I can set down roots, bees are becoming a part of the equation again.

    Congratulations on this beautiful boon of bees and Happy Birthday!


  4. Vegetable Garden Cook says:

    Wonderful little picture story. Thanks!

  5. Colleen W says:

    How do you bait a hive? I have an empty hive.

  6. Shanon Hilton says:

    I’m curious about baiting a hive too. Could you tell us how you do it? Thanks so much!

  7. Alan says:

    Yeh, how do you make a bait hive?

  8. Quail's Hollar Farm says:

    We use lemon grass essence to attract the bees to a particular location if we wish to move them. It works well and it’s relativley inexpensive.

    • Anais says:

      @Quail’s Hollar Farm: Great tip, thanks for sharing!

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