This year, with two hives, we saw more swarms.
Here’s a video I took. You can hear a little the bees flying, but nothing really compared to being in the middle of it. I recommend it, if you are not allergic to bee stings, or don’t mind getting a little closer. I haven’t gotten stung watching them. It’s just amazing.
I love how intense it is. The sound, I find it paralizing.
First of all. How do they decide where to swarm to. How do they all communicate with each other. How do they know when to go. How can they hang on to each other in this huge, very huge mass, from one branch.
So much fun to see them calm and working together getting all these bees in a box. Making sure they get the queen.
One more bunch and they got almost all the bees. Great work!
One more video of Justin and Mark shaking the tree to get the bees into the box. Hoping the queen got in there and knowing later on, it had. Almost all the bees were taken to their new home at Justin’s. Bye ladies! I’m sure you’ll be well taken cared of.