The Forest Beehives experience in the Natal forestry, of South Africa. Placing catching boxes in trees of the forest and blue gum plantation.
Bukkie loaded with new bee boxes to transport to the forest.
These were new catching boxes to catch the plenty swarms in the forest in Natal in Sou Africa. Fully fitted with starter combs on their frames and lids on the boxes to protect from the rain.
The photo below, showed the catching boxes were fitted to the trees across from the natural forest and a strip of lush natural bush and wild flowers, were between the two tree species.
Some natural wild flowers between the pine forest and the natural wild forest of old trees and bushes.
Catching boxes place all along the edge of the pine forest.
Various boxes on brackets in the trees. They were placed high as the wild horses and animal would rub against the boxes and break the brackets and boxes would fall on the ground.
At the edge of the forest its so quiet and peaceful, just the sound of the birds.
Blue Gum trees
This is a catching box been placed high up in the blue gum trees. When the blue gum trees flower they are the best for catching swarms.
Forest Animals and Forest Beehives.
A view of the wild horses roaming freely in the forest, how amazing is that. Something you don’t see every day.
On our way out these sheep and goats belonging to local tribes just roaming from one area to another.
Goats and sheep walking in the road, free and together.
Tansy wildflower and a herb all along the edge of the forest.
Besides the forest natural wild flowers, these are some of the wild flowers found around the trees and on the side of the roads. They are Tansy, a herb actually used for a natural insecticide. Therefor they are doing good
More roadside Tansy. As we left the forest area.
Learn more about catching swarms of bees on the link below.