honey bee swarm
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 2:03 PM
thought you might like a picture of a nice summer honey bee swarm for your website. i walked outside this afternoon to take out the trash and found these ladies on a birdbath in my back yard. i would have liked clearer pictures but i didn’t want to stress them out any more than they already were by getting any closer than i did. they’ve been there for about 3 hours now and seem to still be growing in number, not that i mind, i think they’re fascinating, but how long do swarms generally stay in the same place during a relocation like that?
summerville, south carolina
We are thrilled to post your photo of a Honey Bee Swarm. The swarm will stay until the scouts find a new location, or until they feel threatened or disturbed. Last spring, a swarm settled into one of our shrubs in Southern California, and they remained for about three hours.