How to Collect a bee swarm

Here I’ve gone solo as it was a lunch break and collecting a bee swarm. Used a plastic box this time as the last one i used was cardboard and it got wet. It was also overly engineered and was potentially squashing bees. Best clear some of the branches out the way and make sure the bees haven’t got too far to fall. Leave the box covered with a hole so they can get in and out until nightfall.

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One of the great things about collecting a bee swarm, is you get free bees! Simply rehouse them into a hive and hope they stay (they don’t always – for some reason they may decide to leave and go live in a tree). This has happened a few times to me. Very frustrating when they do that and the weather turns bad.