Received an email from Elkova on Saturday regarding a bee swarm that landed in their front yard. She told me that the neighbors wanted to get an exterminator to come out to kill the bees because they feared for their three children. That’s perfectly normal to be afraid but honeybees, especially a swarm of honeybees, are usually the nicest bees on earth. 🙂
Thanks Elkova and John for contacting us to save our local honeybees!
A closer look at the swarm. Might appear large in the photos but it was a pretty small swarm.
And here’s our queen.
The bees and queen were adopted right away by Susan of Berkeley. She drove all the way down to get them as her top bar hive is queenless and broodless.