Buzzing with honey

A swarm of bees cluster under a branch near Clearwater Trailer Park on Thursday afternoon, June 21

A swarm of bees cluster under a branch near Clearwater Trailer Park on Thursday afternoon

A swarm of bees cluster under a branch near Clearwater Trailer Park on Thursday afternoon

A swarm of bees cluster under a branch near Clearwater Trailer Park on Thursday afternoon, June 21. Swarms usually form in the spring when the queen leaves the hive, taking several thousand workers with her. The remaining workers in the hive then raise a new queen to replace her. The swarm site is a temporary location used while scout bees locate a permanent site for a new hive.

BeekeepersCollectBees in swarms are usually non-aggressive as they are full of honey and do not have any brood to protect.