Post a reply

May 8, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Hibiscus Master Gardener: Florida Roses
Salvias Sedums Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ferns Dragonflies
I had bees taking up residence in a big pot underneath a bird bath; I would loved to have kept them unfortunately it's right next to my driveway -- not a good place. The beekeeper came this morning; smoked the bees to move them to a hive he brought. They're settling in and he will come back when it starts to get dark to take them away. The first one is the bird bath with the pot underneath where the bees had set up; the beekeeper smoking them before moving; then moving them into his hive (look at all the honeycombs) and the last one is the hive in my garden, temporarily. The birdbath boy is looking very forlorn !
Thumb of 2015-05-08/orchidgal/b409ba

Thumb of 2015-05-08/orchidgal/b2d869

Thumb of 2015-05-08/orchidgal/c0dae7

Thumb of 2015-05-08/orchidgal/5f5d4d
“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen”
May 8, 2015 3:45 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Awww too bad you couldn't keep them.
Thank you for sharing the pictures with us.
May 9, 2015 9:59 PM CST
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Region: Pacific Northwest Permaculture Organic Gardener Region: Oregon Native Plants and Wildflowers
Canning and food preservation Herbs Composter Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
BEAUTIFUL honeybees and comb with a nice brood pattern. Thank you Elfie for calling a bee keeper to move them. Today was my lucky day as we found a swarm has set up housekeeping in one of my empty hive boxes. I am so very thankful and excited. I LOVE having honeybees. Lovey dubby
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
May 9, 2015 11:16 PM CST
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Cactus and Succulents Region: Kentucky Moon Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thank you for using some sense and calling the right professional!
People need to wise up and help the poor bees, they've fed us for a long time, and we're repaying them by wiping them out...
Shame you couldn't keep them, we had to move a hive recently too, it was alot of fun to have around but with kids around... 5' from the back door didn't seem like the best spot...
Good call! Thumbs up
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Ground Cover"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.