This summer, volunteer beekeepers, Natalie & David Stewart received a call that there was a swarm of bees in the community garden. The swarm of bees had split from our observation hive and we were lucky enough for a visitor to take notice, and capture the swarm on video. Click on this link to watch the video that was posted to Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/corrine.tiberghien/videos/10157139298285734/?q=swarm&epa=SEARCH_BOX
The bees had settled on the branch of a plum tree located in the community gardens by the time the beekeepers arrived (see picture below). Bee suits were donned, and a new colony of bees was captured and added to our Sea View School Bee family. For more information on why honey bees swarm, click on this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarming_(honey_bee)
The Hive is thriving and if this it winters well we will have twice the honey to harvest next fall!

Note* Honey Bees are generally not aggressive when swarming. There is no brood or honey to protect and they are much more interest in finding a new hive.