A dink in the beekeeping world is used to talk about a small or struggling hive. In most cases when possible dinks either have their queen killed and the remaining bees are added to another hive, or have frames added to their hive to increase their numbers and help them survive. In the case of this little swarm it made up a dink that did not make it.

A closer view of the small swarmade up a dink that unfortunately for me did not make it.

Small swarm approximately 8 by 8 inches

Small swarm approximately 8 by 8 inches

It was also a swarm that was extremely late in the season (late August). My only hope is that most of the bees found another hive as they all came from one of my hives to begin with, and there were not many dead bees found in the hive later.