Migrating a Swarm

What a lucky coincidence – during our workshop in Kaisaniemi a swarm appeared! Hanna and Mika have placed bees as part of the community gardens in Kuusiluoto. These bees from Artova ry Association have swarmed and Mika and his friends have caught the colony and agreed to place the bees in the Sensored Hive! The bees live on the island of Kuusiluoto and on Tuesday, 10th of June, we row them over to the mainland and give them a new home in Kaisaniemi.

Mika caught the swarm, Harri helped – a fisher net can have many uses…

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The cardboard box was too flimsy to keep the swarm contained. Extra cover with a textile helped – a bit.

 

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Transfer to a Langstroth box made the transport to Kaisaniemi more stable.

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The boat transfer to the mainland.

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