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Bees Fit Anywhere!

Submitted by on March 31, 2010 – 1:35 pm

Bees are ingenious little creatures – they will make a home anywhere it suits, including a starling box in a beautiful English garden, and under the roots of an Alder tree down by the Waikato river-side.
Where ever there is a warm, dry cavity, honey bees and other insects will live there quite happily – although if the river floods it will not be a safe place to. I was surprised to see bees making this their home, at first I thought it was wasps, but no, bees were to be seen entering and exiting a decent size hole between the roots of the tree.
The starling box was full to over-flowing, apparently they had swarmed a couple of days before, which is not surprising considering the amount of room in there! I do hope they last over winter and continue pollinating.
Since the arrival of varro mite there are far less wild bees out and about now, so it is exciting to see two so close together. I am going to pop the top on the bird box and take a look soon – will need a ladder as it is quite high in a Tulip Tree, I might even try and capture them as I have another TopBar hive nearly ready for occupants !

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