Bearding Bees Are Free To Bee

Why does this make me so nervous? I must bee suffering from swarm after shock.

The bees are bearding again.  It’s an impressive sight.  Yet, the pit of my stomach turns every time I see it, after my package swarmed in June. I hope this will go away eventually, but I just don’t trust those little buggers yet.  Not after everything we’ve been through.  That’s the funny thing about bees, you nurture them, house, feed and water them, go out of your way to keep them safe from insecticides and parasites, and yet they still might up and leave you at any time.  Much different from the average pet, bees are truly free to just bee. (Okay, I think that’s enough bee puns now).

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Author: Anita Deeley

Anita Deeley is a biologist and former state bee inspector who maintains 100 honey bee hives. She is the beekeeper, writer, owner and creator of When she is not spending time with her girls (the bees), she enjoys being a wife to her beekeeping cohort, Brian and mother to 3 little boys (the beekeepers in training). Read more about Anita here >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Anita on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or Facebook here.