17 May '12, 9am

Why 'Kill it with Fire' Should Not be Your Reaction to a Honeybee Swarm

Why 'Kill it with Fire' Should Not be Your Reaction to a Honeybee Swarm

The unusually warm weather this February and March lead to an abundance of nectar and pollen forage for bees which they eagerly took advantage of. As such, many beehives have multiplied and when things get too cramped some of the hive moves to a new location. The process by which this occurs is called swarming, and is a natural cycle of honeybee colonies. After receiving reports by scout bees of possible new homes the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees. Sometimes the swarm will land on a tree branch, building, telephone pole-and even a car's windshield- while they prepare to make the trip. “Bee swarms are happening about a month early, and many beekeepers are caught off guard,” says Sydney Barton, social media manager for the Chicago Honey Co-op . I spoke with her after noticing reactions to bee swarm online this week ranging from fascination to ...

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straitstimes.com 18 May '12, 11pm

The car was slightly burnt and had to be towed away from the Havelock Road kiosk. The driver, said to be in his 30s, escap...