SU1586 : Bees on a young tree, Hreod Burna Urban Forest, Pinehurst

taken 30 days ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

Bees on a young tree, Hreod Burna Urban Forest, Pinehurst
Bees on a young tree, Hreod Burna Urban Forest, Pinehurst
These are honey bees and they are the only bees that do this though there are groups of other sorts of bees that ‘gather’ but not in the same way.

They’ve come from a hive. Beekeepers don't always know when they have lost them especially if they are not around when they emerge. They fill the whole garden and area to start with.

These thousands surround, protect and keep warm an old queen who has left the hive after a new queen has hatched. She has flown off to form another colony somewhere else depending on where the scout bees can find. The swarm can stay put for a few minutes up a few days, no-one knows. They can be captured. I contacted the local swarm collector but by the time we returned, the bees had gone.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 May, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bee 
Insect (from Tags)
Bee 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1524 8633 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.5379N 1:46.8888W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1525 8633
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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