So no sooner than I buy some bees, same day in fact, one of my mates calls me from a party telling me he has found a hive of bees for me at one of his mates house. So, as bee keeping seems to be a bit of an addiction, I said sure another hive would be great and a free one at that, I’ll have it, tee up a time and photos.
It turns out the hive is actually a ceramic pot…
No worries, as green as I am at bee keeping I’m going to give this a go. I’m planning on sliding plywood under the base and plugging the hole on top and transporting it home to my apiary this evening. I’d like to leave the colony in the pot for a bit as we are having a party tomorrow and have much work to do so transferring into one of my boxes will have to wait until next weekend if possible.
Ideas, recommendations or advice people?
I will have a week to plan and prepare for moving the colony into a box once here so advice regarding rehousing the colony would be appreciated too.