After a few weeks of frustration Liss Jnr finally got our first colony of bees this afternoon. At around midday Mr Haycock got a phone call from Petersfield & District Beekeepers Association to say that there was a swarm of bees in Bordon if he wanted to go and get it. Armed with a long hook, a pillowcase, a swarm box and the expert advice of Morag Crawley, Mr Haycock went to Bordon where he had to climb a tree to get to the bees. With Morag’s expert instruction they managed to capture most of the bees and they were soon returned to the school. By just after 4.00pm the bees were settling in at their new home. Mr Stanley & Mr Haycock came to visit them at just after 7.00pm and the bees were flying around quite happily.
It should take about three days for the bees to settle in properly before they can be disturbed, but we hope that this will be the beginning of a beautiful adventure.