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It’s honeybee swarm season

| May 11, 2017

bee swarmCOSHOCTON – Swarming is a natural process of the honeybee. When a hive gets too crowded, the colony divides itself to look for a new home, led by the queen.

An interesting fact about swarms is that this is when the honeybees are usually the least aggressive. There is no hive for them to defend. The swarm can look intimidating, but usually is harmless.

It only takes about a day or two for the swarm to find a new hive, but if you see one near your home or business and would like the bees removed, refer to http://www.coshoctonbeekeepers.com/swarm-collection.html for a list of beekeepers you can contact.  

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