Wild Bee Swarm

A wild bee swarm settled in a Wilden Marsh hawthorn bush today, not the first time this has happened. Seven years ago, too late in the season for the bees to survive, a swarm chose this particular hawthorn bush to build a nest; I arranged for a local beekeeper to rescue and overwinter the colony. I will leave this new and larger colony to build and live in their nest.


Wild bee swarm on Wilden Marsh (photographed by Andy Harris)

5 Comments on “Wild Bee Swarm

    • Not so many swarms about these days, Tom. Hopefully thing will improve because more people are voicing their concerns about the future for bees and nature in general.


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