When is a cow pat not a cow pat?

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Thursday, 5 May 2011 21:38

When it's a swarm of Honey Bees of course. I very nearly trod on this lot today. Never seen anything like it before and I would love to know what they were doing.

1 Response to "When is a cow pat not a cow pat?"

Sophie May Lewis Says:

Hi Graeme, Love the Blog!
Re the Honey bee swarm - I dont know much about bees, but believe that sometimes as the number of bees in a hive multiply, a second queen may hatch and the new queen will take half the worker bees and go in search of a new hive. If the queen had crash landed on the grass the swarm would follow her.
At the church in the hampshire village of Chawton last week there was a huge swarm trying to follow their queen into a tiny hole in the stonework.
Hope this helps, I will be looking at every cow-pat twice now!

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