April Swarming

Two long minutes of an explosive swarm in action!!

While working in the bee yard on April 3rd, we heard a loud buzz of excitement and grabbed the camera!!!

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The massive exit of this bee colony during a Spring swarm was unbelievable to watch.  Moments later, Laura was able to find the swarm high up in the tallest tree in the apiary!


Take a look:

Using a standard 50:1 camera setting, this is how far up the tree the bees hand gone.








Zooming 50% with the camera one begins to see how large this swarm had become.






Taking advantage of zoom technology, let’s keep going up the tree!







And finally, the heart breaking view of a swarm of OUR CEBA bees and we cannot get to them!!