Native Bees: Tetragonular carbonaria
In September 2013 I accidentally split a native hive which was in a log,
we were trying to make the log more manageable so it could be moved, instead we cut through part of the hive, luckily I had an artificial hive already made and we were able to put part of the hive that had some brude in it in the box.
The bees made good progress in the new hive and there was considerable framework made by the end of October.It was around this time that a swam formed outside the hive. Being a novice I didn’t realize what was going on. I called a guy that I had sho…