Hive cutout

I was called out to remove a hive that had grown in about a month on a fruit tree. What great sight it was.

There had been a number of cool and wet days recently but that did not seem to deter the bees from building a wonderful structure in the open.

I prepared some frames with wire on the outside between 5 nails and carefully cut comb down and laid them down on frames and wire frame and then wired the other side so that the comb was secure in between. The comb filled 7 frames of a 10-frame box and I left them on site so that they could have time secure the comb before I relocated them.

It took about half an hour to complete.

Tony Wilsmore,
Suburban Bees.