Henry came running inside the house last Saturday to announce that there was a huge swarm of honey bees in the backyard. April swarms are a bit of a shock for beekeepers as it is quite early for queens to take half a hive out on the road with her in search of a new home. We were grateful for the surprise though and Patti didn’t hesitate to suit up and make a grab for the swarm (well, maybe a little). After all, you can never have enough bees on a flower farm and wedding season is upon us so we need happy flowers!
Watch as Patti and her stalwart intern, Eugenia, wrangle in their first April honey bee swarm.