Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Monday, June 15, 2009

To Be a Bee

Q: What is a honeybee swarm?

A: A swarm consists of the old queen, a few drones, and thousands of worker bees that leave the original colony, usually because of overcrowding. The group settles on a tree branch or other object until worker bee scouts can find a suitable nesting site.

To Be a Bee from The Old Farmer's Almanac 2009 Gardening Calendar June