bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Friday, June 15, 2007

Vintage film

How would you deal with 700 prime swarms a year?

Here's a brilliant video from a heather skep apiary in Lower Saxony, Germany. It's a huge skep apiary and the date of the filming is unclear but may be 1979.

I've never seen their technique for catching swarms -- essentially a huge sock attached to the skep entrance. The most interesting part starts at about 3 mins 30 sec; the total video is just over 12 minutes long. Lots to marvel at, including the woody English tones of the narrator.

Via Bee_L.



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