Swarm season!!!

img_0308-2 Went through my nucs today and noticed that one had swarmed. I finished up my inspections and went back in the house. It kept bothering me that I didn’t see the swarm because I had been watching them so closely. Checking the trees nearby every day. midday and evening. I kept seeing bees checking out the house. I though to myself, they were acting  like scout bees. So I took a walk and sure enough this beauty was hangning on a low branch in one of the pine trees. I’ll post a video soon.

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3 comments on “Swarm season!!!
  1. Hey Brian, Glad you were able to get them before took off. Nice Swarm.

  2. solarbeez says:

    When they decide to swarm, it only takes about 15 minutes to move out and be gone.
    Whenever I’d see a swarm hanging in a fruit tree, I’d look around to try to find the ‘guilty’ hive, but no one ‘fessed up.’😀

    • Brian says:

      I was lucky enough to see the last one I caught right as they were leaving. They took residence in one of my pine trees in the side yard. That’s 3 for the pine trees this year

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