September Swarm

A couple of days ago we went out to clear some yards of honey boxes and put in Apiguard. At one of our locations, a swarm was hanging in the tree next to the hives. September swarms aren’t very common in our area, but there are a few of them every fall. I’ve always been surprised that more of them don’t swarm when we break down the hives to two boxes after the honey flow. Here is one that decided two hive bodies and a honey super was not enough space for this fall.

Bees in trees.


Alex got lost in the tree while bee-hunting.


All boxed up.