It’s bee-swarm time…
This is the time of year when healthy bee colonies divide. The queen bee takes a large group of worker bees from the hive and looks for a new home, leaving the hive to repopulate under the direction of a young queen. When this happens, the bees that have left form a swarm (upper left). If you see a swarm. please call us! We can harvest bee swarms and transplant them to hives at Jako Farm. In the upper right picture, you’ll see that we use a retrofitted vacuum to carefully suck bees from the swarm and deposit them into the new hive. Call Robyn at 620-663-1470 with questions or swarm information.