Bee Swarms: Info

Information on Swarms and what to do if you have one. Or want one.
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Thomas
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Bee Swarms: Info

Post by Thomas » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:06 pm

Bee Swarms - What to do?

Some very useful information on swarms from the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Here is an excerpt.
Swarming is part of the natural reproductive life cycle of honey bees.

The swarming season is usually between September and December but on rare occasions colonies may swarm at other times.

The old queen, together with about half of the bees from the colony, leave the hive and cluster on a nearby object such as a fence or a small shrub. When scout bees (worker bees) have found a permanent nesting site the swarm will move to this site and establish a new colony.

Swarming bees are generally not inclined to sting provided they are left alone, but there are precautions that should be taken.

Jonj
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Swarm Experiences

Post by Jonj » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:57 pm

Swarms Grow on Trees


The Forrest Swarm Collection (that's the Canberra suburb, not a collection of trees)

Thomas
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Re: Bee Swarms: Info

Post by Thomas » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:33 pm

Those are great videos; makes me feel that I could handle a swarm if I had to.

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