What did I find outside a nucleus hive a few weeks ago?
The start of a new Spring and bees are coming out in the warmer weather. Some hives are already on the way to making new queens and preparing to swarm. Rainfall this Perth winter has been good so we expect there to be substantial flora and abundant blossoming all over the entire state.
This picture shows a perfect habitat for a new swarm in a new box surrounded by beautiful bush flowers.
The Spring of 2015 started hot and maintained above average temperatures for most of September and now, October. There seems to have been more swarming of bees than last year and the rest of Spring will be monitored closely to see if the swarming continues on through to summer.http://beeandwaspproblems.com.au
This photo shows a few returning scout bees looking for the queen bee and fellow worker bees following the bee swarm removal.
A new swarm for a new Spring. The season’s swarming commenced from late August and now that the weather is warming up, the swarming should increase through September and October. Time will tell what kind of a season it will be in terms of Spring blossoms and their nectar flow, so highly dependent on rainfall over the winter months.