Last week we learned that if you see a bee swarm, don’t panic call the DC Bee Keepers. And that’s exactly what one gardener did at the Newark Street Community Garden in Mclean Gardens. I was walking by on Saturday and one gardener explained to me that when a hive gets too big another queen is spawned and they take half the hive:
The swarm was set up just outside the established hive. Sadly I didn’t get the gardener’s name but on the Cleveland Park listserve they say: “Two members of DC Beekeepers Alliance, Kate McLynn Andrew Hullinger, carefully collected the swarm and gave them a hive to live in.”
Also gotta give props to the gardener as he set up a peremiter around the swarm and was super concerned about their welfare. Glad it all worked out for these guys:
And remember – if you see a swarm call (202) 255-4318.