Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Swarm


Last week we had a swarm of bees appear in our cherry tree. They stayed for several days, which was very exciting since we thought this might kick-start our impending adventure in apiculture.

On easter sunday when we went to show the swarm to our guests we were disappointed to find that they had just finished packing and for the most part had moved on, leaving behind the beginnings of a hive. Tomorrow I hope to take it down for a detailed examination, rendering whatever wax and (fingers crossed) honey I can into candles and cakes.


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