Bees Swarming In Spring
Bees swarming are common in the spring, and occasionally, in the early days of the summer. It’s a fascinating and natural phenomenon that is part of the life cycle of honey bees. The process is part of their reproductive cycle that helps to guarantee their continuous existence. The honey bees are extremely organized beings. There may be up to 50,000 workers in a colony efficiently foraging, regulating the hive’s temperature, guarding the colony or tending to the brood, feeding each other, as well as cleaning, creating wax, comb, and honey. While all these are happening, the queen is busy procreating.
Finding swarming bees on your property could be frightening, especially if you don’t understand their modus-operandi. But, never attempts to move or destroy the swarm on your own. If care is not taken, such an attempt may have serious negative consequences for you and people in the neighborhood. Rather, it would be wiser to engage the service of a professional bees swarm removal to help you handle the situation in the most professional ways possible. So, if you live in Phoenix AZ and its environs, you can contact The Beehive Bee and Wasp Removal for professional bee control and removal.
It is, however, important for you to understand why bees swarm and how they forage to build up to swarm. This knowledge will help you decide if and when a bee swarm situation on your property would need a professional intervention. You also get to know where and how to hire a professional bee removal. Whether it’s a live bee removal, Africanized or European honey bees, The Beehive LLC will come handy for you.
Why Do Honey Bees Swarm?
The honey bees swarm when there is a need to create a new honey bee queen. The honey bee queen is needed for reproductive purpose and a colony can only accommodate a single queen. Naturally, the queen produces the ‘queen pheromone,’ which attracts the workers to her. The access to the queen encourages the bee workers to build the comb, forage, and tend the brood. The drones mate with the honey bee queen to ensure continued survival of the bees from generations to generations.
As the population of the bee workers increases into thousands upon thousands, many of them will no longer be able to have access to the only honey bee queen. Gradually, these disconnected workers will no longer receive the queen’s pheromone signals, and they consequently, developed the feeling that the queen doesn’t exist anymore. Thus, the bee workers start to see the need to create a new honey bee queen.
Since a colony cannot accommodate more than one queen. It is imperative for the old queen to leave the hive with some of the colony bees before a new queen emerges. The honey bees move the queen away to settle down in a new location. This could be on a tree branch or somewhere else that is convenient.
Why Do Honey Bees Fly Around In a Bunch?
Honey bees fly in group so all the workers can protect their queen while relocating. Until they are able to find the ideal place, the queen may need to rest at a temporary place – perhaps on a branch, post, or fence – during the voyage. At every point, ‘Scout bees’ will be sent out to look for a convenient location for the new colony.
Are Swarming Bees Dangerous?
While swarming, their attentions are more on finding a new nest than attacking someone. But if they feel threatened, then there is a possibility they will sting. Swarming bees may stay at their resting point for a few days, depending on how quickly they are able to find a suitable new home or they could build a bee hive where there at.
However, if you feel their presence is threatening, it is best to seek professional intervention. If you live in Arizona and you’ve recently found a beehive on your property, it’s best to take action immediately before the bees become well established.
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