The Chronicle -

By Wendy Vandersys
Bear Mountain Honey-Chronicle Contributor 

ADVICE FROM OUR LOCAL BEEKEEPER: What to do - and what not to do - during bee swarming season


May 3, 2018

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The weather is nice and local honey bee hive populations are growing in large proportions. This makes swarming a very popular activity this time of year. If you see a large cloud of bees moving through the sky don't be alarmed. This just means the hive has outgrown their home and a portion of them have decided to try to find a new home to inhabit. A cat has kittens, a dog has puppies, and bees have swarms.

A roar of buzzing can be heard as thousands of bees pour from their hive, form a cloud and fly in sync to an unknown destination. Swarming bees tend to find unusual temporarily homes such...

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