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Do you see a Honey Bee Swarm?

Swarming is the process by which a queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees in search of a new home. In some cases, a new queen is created, while the old queen takes off with about 60% of the workers to start a new hive.  Honey bee swarms collect in large clusters that can sometimes be bigger than a basketball. They can contain thousands to tens-of-thousands-of bees.  While they're not dangerous, you should keep your distance and contact a local beekeeper to safely relocate it.

Swarm photo by John Cardillo of Marlboro, NY.

Photo from www.wakeup-world.com

These are not honey bees.

White-Faced Hornet


Organ-Pipe Wasp

Carpenter Bee

This is a Honey Bee Swarm

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