Thursday, March 31, 2011

ATV...hummmmmmmmmm (cont.)

What made me look up, I don't know.  I could hardly believe my eyes.  There was a large...no huge mass of good gravy...BEES flying overhead.  Shutting off the ATV, I watched in amazement as this mass of flying insects became swollen in mid-air, hovered, then landed on the limb of the tree above me. 

I've never seen anything like it before.  By the time all the bees landed, joining the swarm, it was the size of watermelon just hanging from the limb.  Not knowing what to do nor what kind of bees they were, I had to get the Pres.  He called our neighbor, Buddy who knew someone who keeps honeybees and told us that if they were still there in the morning, he would come by for them.

We must have been just a resting point, a "pit stop," if they even do such a thing, because they were gone the next morning.  Too bad.  I would have like to see the bee keepers come and remove them. 

17 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Whoa! Do you follow Warren's blog? He goes out and catches swarms of bees for people.

Nancy said...

Oh my! That would freak me out! I have allergies to the stings.

Jo said...

BEES!!!...I've never saw them do this either, I've seen swarms in trees making honey, I've seen hugh hornets nest in the trees, but nothing like this, I think it's a sign for you,your place is so inviting and wonderful,and peaceful, they just had to stop for a quick visit,kinda like us,hehehe

~JO
LazyonLoblolly

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Isn't that AMAZING?

We had that happen last year. The kids and I were pulling out of the driveway and happened to look up to see that exact type of hive in a tree near the driveway. It was surreal. They eventually all buzzed off and to our knowledge never returned again. It was just something to see.

Dar said...

Unbeeelievable. I never have seen such a sight, but wow, how interesting that they swarmed, settled, and never stayed. Research time. Thanks for sharing this.
BlessYourHear

texwisgirl said...

we had them swarm one year on the sap of a tree in our front yard. They massed into this huge ball, then disappeared too.

Rusty said...

That must have been interesting. It's a sight I have never seen. I have been told that swarms like that are normally quite peaceful and a person will never be stung. (Not that I would want to test that idea). That would have been a rich find for any bee keeper.
ATB!

Dianna said...

Wow, you must have been frightened. I would have been! But I bet that was a sight to see.

forestwalk/laura k said...

ok...thought so...damn! what a HIVE!!

just be thankful you saw THEM before they saw YOU...and thought you were disturbing them!

Jill said...

Very neat! I have always wanted to see one of those. We had a beekeeper leave some hives here about two summers ago. My flowers were the happiest that they have ever been.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

While I think this is really cool, I have to admit that I'm glad I'm sitting here seeing them and not getting the view you did!! I wonder where they're on their way too? Some place warm I'm sure!! :-)

Texan said...

OMG!!! That is some bees girly!! WOW I am speechless, nearly...

Canyon Girl said...

Wow, that would be scary and amazing at the same time.--Inger

Gail said...

When we had bees, we captured every swarm to increase our honey production.

Dad just took an empty hive, snipped the limb and let them settle into the hive. If you get the queen who is in the middle of that mass, the rest will return.

mybabyjohn said...

We seem to have a lot of hornets around here in spring and summer. We all do the "walk about" looking for nests every so often.
Looking forward to your A to Z posts.

http://mybabyjohn.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

I can't imagine seeing that many bees that close to me! The kids would freak out I'm sure. I'd call Warren to come and get them if he wanted them.

Hope you are having fun!
Angela

Chatty Crone said...

Now that is what I call a bee's nest. sandie

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