Honey Bee Swarm Season
It’s swarm season here on the Currant Farm. Honey bee swarms occur in the spring as a way to naturally increase the population throughout the area. The queen will take about 50% of the workers in a hive and leave to find a new home. They’ll land on a tree branch or on some structure while scouts go out to find a suitable tree cavity. They can stay in this mass for a day or sometimes a couple of days. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to capture wild swarms. Click on these links to watch the fun…Getting Ready to Capture the Swarm, Capturing the Swarm, and Settling Into Their New Home!
Cheers from the Currant Farm,