Swarming Honey Bees

Honey bees, members of the genus Apis, often swarm in the mid-afternoons of warm June days. Spurred on by the creation of a new queen who leaves the home hive, normally a huge bunch (swarm) of worker bees follows the new queen out of the hive and into a nearby tree, bush or other structure. Often these auxiliary new hives are captured by the beekeeper and a new hive is created.
Swarming Honey Bees

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