Sadly, 2013 was a very bad year for the bees! We had just 3 swarm calls and only ended up saving 1 of them.  None of our own bees survived the winter and we had very little honey.

2013 was the worst year for bees since we started keeping them.

The one swarm we were able to save was from Downtown Boise. A bicycle cop saw it flying down the street and land in a tree by one of the local bars. He called and Mark went to rescue it. It was so high up that the fire department came and put out their big ladder! Unfortunately we both were unable to be there so didn’t get any pictures.

We are hopeful for a better year in 2014!