Relocation of a Swarm of Bees

Every now and then a swarm of bees will rest for a while in an oak tree, a vine or under the eaves before moving on.

Recently however, a swarm decided to occupy an old wine barrel.

Time to call in the help of a local beekeeper.

After a little smoke and some patience, they started to leave the barrel.

Including the Queen Bee!

With the Queen in the box and a little encouragement, the whole swarm soon followed to be safely relocated.