Swarming bees in a post box

Swarming bees in a post box

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Credit: MARTYN F. CHILLMAID/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are a colonial honey producing bee. Bees swarm as a natural process of expansion by seeking a new place to establish a nest or hive when threatened with overcrowding. A queen will lead around 60% of the workers, deserting the hive and establishing a new colony. This is called swarming. Swarming bees will seek a cavity in a tree or rock but occasionally swarms will utilize a man made cavity like this post box. Bee keepers will try to deter swarming by splitting the hives before overcrowding becomes a problem. Quince Honey Farm, South Molton, Devon, UK.

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Keywords: apis mellifera, bee, colonial, colony, devon, europe, hive, honey, honey bee, nest, overcrowding, pillar box, post box, queen, queen bee, south milton, swarm, swarming, uk, worker bees, workers

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