Friday, March 13, 2015

The Swarm

My husband was sitting on the back patio when he heard something that sounded like a radio controlled aircraft but then saw a huge dark mass come over the fence. The bee swarm landed in our blue spruce tree and stayed for a few hours. Needless to say, I used a telephoto lens to get this quick shot and then went inside.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, my goodness! A great shot, Judy, and so wise to keep your distance!!

Kathy said...

Yikes. Have you thought about calling a beekeeper?

William Kendall said...

Yikes! At least they moved on.

Sharon Anck said...

I do love bees but in a swarm like this they can be quite dangerous. Glad you stayed away. I've only seen one in this position, I've never seen one in flight before. That must be kind of scary.

Catalyst said...

One of my neighbors was just telling me yesterday about first hearing, then seeing a swarm of bees ("there must have been a million of 'em") fly over his head and his house and head off somewhere. He said he was wondering how many of them were Africanized.