Tuesday, October 16, 2012
When Roy was up at our plot recently, he climbed up into the roof-space of the bungalow to look for a tool. While up there, he became aware of a persistent hum. As his eyes adjusted to the poor light, he spied a swarm of bees hanging from the roof.
We are not sure whether this is a swarm that had settled there within the previous few days or whether it is a bee nest that has been built over a period of time.
We have now tracked down someone from nearby Heidelberg who will sell us a bee hive when we return there in November. If the bees are still there, for a fee, he has offered to drive out to our place and move the bees into the hive. If they are no longer there, we will keep the hive in readiness for "next time".
We heard that one of the new residents in the area has managed to capture 11 hives of bees for himself!