My bees left. They were in a state of nirvana, tightly clustered around a new queen who landed on a white pine 30 ft in the air. They did this last week and clustered on a hemlock branch only 15 ft high. I got a ladder and put them back in the hive. Why would they do this again? I’m a little sad.
Swarming bees don’t sting because there’s no hive to defend. Thousands of bees rise in a cloud, filling the air with a deafening buzz. Then they form a dewdrop cluster and send scouts to find a new home. I should have bought a new queen when I split the hive. It was an experiment.
Bees are important to life on earth. They are the world’s pollinator. We wouldn’t last long without them. I hope they are safe.