3rd swarm of bees

I was out hunting cherries in the garden when I came across another swarm of bees in our back cherry tree:


It was completely wrapped around the trunk.  I could hear they were quiet angry too.   Our neighbour came over with a smoker and brushed them into a hive for us:

We got the queen and could see the rest of the bees marching in!


So we now have 3 hives!  We just need to move them where we want them (where is that exactly?) a meter every night while they sleep.



I spotted an echnida as we were pulling into our driveway this afternoon.  It was going across the road to hide in the rubble at our neighbours house!  I wonder if it's liviing there and coming back and forwards for water.

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