The Swarm

When a group of bees decides to break off from their existing colony they leave, with a queen, and travel to a new location. At first, they gather themselves on a nearby tree or bush and send out scouts to locate a suitable place for the new hive. While this goes on the swarm is exposed and vulnerable. There is no hive to protect them.

I found such a swarm in my yard and decided to film it, to better see and understand its behavior and to discover whether it would survive the hardships nature offered up to it.

The video is seven minutes long.

Click on the image to play the video.

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