Swarm of Bees

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Swarm of Bees

Post by michaelb » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:22 pm

This is a swarm of bees I cought last February
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Great shot

Post by MWP admin » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:14 pm

Gosh! what is that thing ???? Is that a photo from your 'land' or in the wild??

I know wasps make that paper-like hexagon honey comb but what the honey bees nest nest look like in the wild?
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Post by michaelb » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:09 pm

These are the honey bees I cultivate, this happens when there is a new queen in the colony and thus the older one goes out of the hive with a group of bees.

This was taken in my field, couse when the old queen emerges out with it's group it rests on a tree branch so that scout bees go to find an appropriate new place to make it their home. Before they decide I go and provide the with a new home. :D
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Post by satt-guy » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:15 pm

When is the swarming period in Malta for these bees?
Is it when they start feeling the heat coming?

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:53 pm

This is a swarm of bees I cought last February


From the original post of MichaelB (one who has experience with honey making), it is as you said, probably Feb/March, when it gets warmer, longer days and plenty of wild flowers available.
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