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Picking up the Hawthorn swarm – Part 2

Second visit to this Remuera hive, we texted the house owner “Nick” this morning and he advised us that the bees had returned to the hedge despite our efforts last night. The bees are clustered in a middle of hedge and a wire fence to boot, so it’s not a simple group of ladies to […]

Picking up the Hawthorn swarm – Part 1

Tonight we got a call from Tom Dixon the Auckland bee club swarm co-ordinator about a bee swarm in Remuera. We arrived to discover that the swarm had taken up residence in the middle of a hawthorn bush. A difficult proposal indeed. We tried to brush some bees into the new hive, but they were […]