When Bees Swarm

A swarm of honeybees hit our backyard today!

Our organic garden is going to love it if these bees decide to stick around and make a hive…


Bees swarm when a group leaves the main hive and sets off to create a new one.


There is usually no need for alarm, bees are usually not aggressive during this stage of their lifecycle.


They create a huge ball of bees which is a small pitstop while scouts go looking for a good hive location.


We have seen 2 swarms in 2 days. Hopefully this is a sign that honeybees are making a comeback!

Read more about swarming:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarming_(honey_bee)

What is happening to honey bee research?
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/23138

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