Departing Bees Escaping For Their Lives

I came, I saw …. and they scarpered !

Bees taking flight after finding somewhere to live. They are making a literal bee-line for somewhere else.

Up, up and away!

 

The amazing thing is that all the bees know where they’re going. Scouting bees have been busy looking for a suitable home and now they have returned time and again to impress on the others that they must move to a particular destination. The queen is informed. Oh, just how they do this , we would surely like to know. The queen is enthused and  prepared for flight. This will possibly be for the last time in her life, particularly if she is an older and fertile queen.

  In order for the bees to be successful on their journey they have to keep in contact with the queen. 8000 bees approximately here. Not one bee bumps into another and most – though not all- manage to follow the queen.

I pray that she and her consorts find a place that will not lead her to be destroyed. Perhaps a hollow tree 20 metres up away from the madding crowd.

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The Bee’s Knees

Should you welcome the visiting scout bees or not?

Come home and find bees in the house and you may have to make a decision about what to do.

First of all , don’t panic, especially if it is only a few bees.

If it is still daytime when you arrive home and although the bees may be flying against the window, it doesn’t mean that the bees are coming through  the window. This is usually where they are not coming into the room/s.

Take a walk around your home and see if you can see where the bees seem to be congregating. Look at your eaves, your wall vents, your roof or your  chimney if you have one.

Occasionally you may arrive home and find your lounge room full of bees. In a case like this you may have had a swarm arrive at the top of your chimney and some or all of them may have lost their footing and fallen into the room. They will usually go straight to your window thinking they can fly out through that way. You may need help in that case.