Friday, June 1, 2012
Last week's swarm of bees was successfully relocated. We had to wait until dusk, as the bees were fairly active and easily agitated during the day. Once the sun started setting, however, they went back to their "nesting" behaviour and their apparent sluggishness. It was then fairly easy to dig a circle around them, lift dirt, bees and all into a bucket, and transport them to a more remote location. We sprayed a light mist of water over them when they became agitated from the digging, which prevented them from swarming us.
Though I suspect they did not survive the poisoning that drove them into our yard in the first place, I feel we did everything we could to give them a chance at survival, and I hope at least a few did manage to make a new home.