Reverie - n. a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream or fantasy; a visionary or impractical idea

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.

The revery alone will do
If bees are few." - Emily Dickinson

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Beeman Gets Another Swarm

These hives belong to my mentor, Beeman.  The hive with the orange box contains the swarm he caught in May.  Beautiful boxes, beautiful setting...

...and beautiful swarm about fifty feet behind them in the orchard next to Rainshine Family Farm.  Yes, another swarm - he seems to attract them. This one was about twelve feet up in a fruit tree. 
Empty hive boxes were placed under the tree to try to lure the swarm down. 

Aren't they incredible?

And now there are six!

1 comment:

  1. How did he catch the swarm so high up in the tree? Ladder?