Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bzzzz-Bee Update


I was sitting on my patio ever aware of the bees resting in my nearby tree when all of sudden a buzzing sound so loud as to scare the heck out me, roared up and in a flurry so quick the bees flew off. The swarm was so big we could see it move up the street. I of course ran indoors but my husband watched them. I am glad we were patient and let them do their own thing. The bee population is in a decline and we need to protect them if we can help it. Very exciting. Now the lawn needs a quick mow to pick up as many of the dead ones as possible and then we can have our yard back. Yeah!!

8 comments:

Becky Dunham said...

Now Elaine, if you just lived close to us, my hubby could have come and captured your swarm for you. Are you sure they all left? Usually the queen only takes half her swarm and leaves some queens behind in eggs that nursery bees are left to care for and keep that hive alive. My hubby is on the beekeepers' list here in Salt Lake and people call to have him capture swarms. Then he puts them in a hive. anyway, i am sure you are happy to have your yard back! Glad nobody got stung.

Bonnie said...

NPR had a report on how and why bees swarm as you describe. I bet you can find in on the internet with a search. I found it so interesting.

Sarah said...

So interesting. Hope you have your tree and lawn back now. ~ sarah

laurie said...

wow thats exciting and terrifying all in one,, (i'm afraid of bees) I do love honey though,,

blessedmom's simple home said...

We were sitting in our family room last weekend and through our window, we saw the same thing happen in a tree in our neighbor's back yard. It's right up against our fence, and suddenly there was a swarm, just like you said. It was fascinating to watch, but I was glad I wasn't out in my yard right then. I'd have run in too :)
Blessings,
Marcia

poppilinnstudios said...

Wow! How scary. Glad you have your yard back and no stings!
-Lynn

Cindy said...

Glad everything worked out and you can be outside again. That would have been really something to watch. And I wonder what made them leave right then. Mmmm...

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

YOu do have an epi pen on hand for your daughter just in case..right?????

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