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Lindylou 

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We have a bench that is easily moved to under a tree (if it gets to hot). So relaxing to just sit there and watch (with binoculars sometimes - just to get a better view), with a cup of tea - or even better - a glass of wine.
 

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Not silly at all, you could hardly get me away in my first season. Had some rather strppier bees to deal with, but very excited to have a colony back in the garden.

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What do you mean just in the first season? I go up the garden at least three times a day just to watch them! :)
Since Tuesday I now have bees back in the garden. Just started taking my morning coffee out again! :)
 

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We have a bench that is easily moved to under a tree (if it gets to hot). So relaxing to just sit there and watch (with binoculars sometimes - just to get a better view), with a cup of tea - or even better - a glass of wine.
lol, i have a pair of binoculars too, by the back window - glad I'm not the only mad one, my wife alughs at me standing there :)
 

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The strange thing is, we've lived here for 25+ years and never ever seen a swarm, the first one that comes arrives just as I'm doing my first hive, Divine providence or what not worthy

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Ray
Would you care for an online Blessing then???

Rev.d John T Smith...............:biggrinjester:
 

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Would you care for an online Blessing then???

Rev.d John T Smith...............:biggrinjester:
One online blessing coming up :cool:

May your bees always return to their hives and your swarms land within catching distance, Amen.

BTW, are you the Rev.d John Smith from Tadcaster ? I've worshiped at your local 'altar' more than a few times :cheers2:
(dont worry the northerners will get that one :D)

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outstanding, was it the smell of the glue ?
My shed/workshop's about 20 yards away from the apple tree where the swarm landed so I dont think the PVA had anything to do with it, probably just one of those very strange coincidences, then again, if I get another swarm while I'm building hive No2 I'm buying every bottle of PVA in the local DIY shop :biggrinjester:
 

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lol, i have a pair of binoculars too, by the back window - glad I'm not the only mad one, my wife alughs at me standing there :)
So have I but then again i need binoculars just to see the back of the garden!:D - have a quick decko whilst waiting for the kettle to boil each morning
 

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Lovely story!

I had something similar. I bought a broken lawn mower for parts off of ebay last year, the seller had put the wrong postcode on the listing. I still went and drove the 30 mile drive. I got there and I notice quite a few bees looking at my car which always has that beek's whiff about it. We loaded the lawn mower into the car when a swarm hovers and lands on a tree close by just 1 meter off the ground. I was lucky that had my kit in the car. But yeah I went home with a lawn mower and with a swarm of bees.
 

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I now have bees back in the garden. Just started taking my morning coffee out again! :)
Similar Skyhook, having moved all bees to my out apiary, my wife and kids (who don't participate) have complained they can't watch the bees so I now have a single colony back in the garden, so my passive board of directors can monitor my/their performance :biggrinjester:

I also run my bait hive at home so it's easier to monitor. Mind, first sign of any aggression and they'll be off to the apiary!
 

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