Collecting the bees!

After 6 weeks of theory classes, practical sessions and a whole day with my father in-law spent inspecting many hives I am finally heading off with two colonies of my own (thanks to my father in-law, Richard).

Travelling with bees

The drive home was about 2hrs from Gloucestershire to Hampshire and thankfully uneventful although there must have been around 20-30 bees by the back window so somehow they were escaping.

Getting back at around 10:30pm My wife Louise and I donned our bee suits to take them up to their new home on the garage roof.

Moving the bees to their new home

Very exciting although a little difficult to see everything in the dark.  The next morning though the bees were off scouting out their new home and seemed to be settling in.

Bees on the garage roof