Saturday 29 May 2010
Here is Boyana's aunt, catching a swarm of wild bees. They were all gathered on the tree branch, so she rubbed the inside of that basket thing with lemon verbena, which they love. You hit the branch with a stick, the bees are dislodged and fall into the basket. They stay in there, I guess, until you put them into the hive.
We spent the day helping them gather honey from Boyana's grandmother's hives, which was both interesting and very informative.