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.

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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!

 

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

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