Swarm

Perched by this driveway, this swarm waits while its scout bees look for a new place to live.

Somewhere in the area is a robust colony of bees that outgrew their home and sent their queen and half of the colony packing. Leaving behind some queen cells ready to hatch and enough worker bees to carry on, this group of bees hope to find a nice hollow tree or other cavity somewhere and start anew.

After collecting the swarm in my box I will take them home and put them in a conventional hive fitted out with my custom frames. They will wait and grow here while I finish building their new home and ultimately install them at the 18Broadway Garden.

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