Honey bees swarms feed on honey before they leave their hive to go out to form a new colony. Honey bees are extremely smart and send out scout bees to find a new safe place for their new colony! Many times theses clusters of honey bees can appear as a cloud in the air but when rested they are clustered to protect their queen bee.
A resting swarm is normally only located within 100 yards of their original colony. Some ways to keep your honey bees from swarming is to do the following:
- Replace your queen when she is less productive
- Providing enough space (deeps/supers), all depending on your colony size
Even though swarming honey bees or honey bees at that have little interest in harming people you should stay away and call a beekeeper immediately!
Honey bee swarms can be damaged very easily, by heavy rains and high winds, so please contact a beekeeper and SAVE THE BEES!
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