Friday, May 21, 2010

Bee Swarm

One of our bee hives swarmed last week. Bees swarm for many reasons, but most often because they want more room. The bees raise one or more new queens and take lots of honey and go looking for a new home. They stop outside of their current home while some of the bees go look for a suitable home. We were able to catch the bees before they found a new home and put them in one of our extra hives. They are very calm when they swarm staying clustered around the queen. Jean was taking the pictures, and they are a little blurry....but I was in a bee suit and Jean was in short sleeves.