Colony 13

Colony 13 was a swarm caught on the pavement opposite Waitrose in Headington. It's origin is unknown.

Its Queen died during the recovery. I had hoped that this was a cast swarm which can contain more than one virgin Queen. No comb was built when the swarm was hived so the bees dispersed, probably to other hives.

Central Oxford
Origin of swarm
Unknown. Found in Old High Street, Headington, Oxford
Start Date
End Date
Seasons untreated
What happened to the colony?
Queen died during swarm catching. Bees absconded or dispersed.