Category Archives: 2014 Swarms

June 10

Swarm #20, Small Swarm of 2 frames of bees in Pleasant Hill Bait hive. I left it in place as the forage available is better in Pleasant Hill now that in Watsonville.

Update 6/24/14: I moved the hive into a 5 Frame nuc. It has 2 plus frames of bees and one frame of brood.

May 13

Swarm #15

Nice swarm of about six frames of bees has moved into a five frame bait hive in Pleasant Hill. I expanded the hive to an eight frame hive and left it there for now. I plan to move it on 5/27/14.

Yard log note: I turned off the pollen traps at home and LR since I will be gone for the next week.

May 11

Swarm #14, Very Large swarm if 8 frames plus of bees was hived at High Ground Organics Harkins Slough Farm. The swarm probably originated from a commercial hive South of the lakeside organics farm. I had intended to place the hive in the Harkins Slough apiary but since I directly hived the swarm into a hive and left it there for three hours the field bees were already oriented to that location so I had to move it to the Lewis Road Apiary and placed it at LR14.