Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Solstice Bees

Photos courtesy of Cary Peterson

After work on the day of the Summer Solstice, Chris innocently stopped to say hello to our friend Cary. She is the head gardener and volunteer coordinator at the Good Cheer Food Bank Garden.

She pointed out that a huge swarm of honey bees had just landed in a nearby tree.

Chris was able to throw together a bee suit, and Cary had a spare hive body.

Once the branch was cut and the bees laid in the box, the rest of the swarm slowly made their way into the hive.

Friends patiently made sure each bee was safely inside. No one was stung!

After the bees were safely captured, Chris made sure he got some close-up footage. Take a look at his pictures here.

The bees were driven to their new home at the Langley Community Garden on the Anderson Farm.


  1. Very cool Christy, I was hoping for some photos of the actual swarm. Can't wait to meet the bees! Ann Marie