There is still so much to learn about bees!
While researching beekeeping in Tanzania, I came across a project called Trees and Bees for Farmers in Kibaha. During a trip there, I came into contact with the beekeeper Rodney. I was immediately struck by his infectious enthusiasm for bees.
The passion to work with these animals requires a great understanding of the interrelationships in nature. An absolutely fitting topic for Tanzanian Bees and Trees e. V.
I learned a lot about keeping wild bees at Rodney's project site. If one wants to capture a new colony, it is sufficient to rub the beehives with lemongrass beforehand and to apply beeswax along the entrance hole as well as on the ledges. Both smells attract the bees.
The box is then hung high in the tree with the entrance hole facing away from the wind.
We were still able to harvest some honey and take it home.
But the combs look perfect even without honey.