There was a e-mail that went out this afternoon at work: the bees are swarming. And they’re swarming on a window, not some more appropriate opening in a log. Of course I had to check it out.
Armed with my crappy cellphone camera and protected by only half an inch of plate glass I braved the downstairs of my building where the bees were swarming to bring you these photos.
Here’s the swarm from the side you don’t ordinarily see. If Hello Kitty were made out of live bees she would look something like this.
The lighting and reflections didn’t help make for good photos. I think this might be a better self-portrait than a picture of the swarm…
I wasn’t the only picture taker out this afternoon–something you can see in this shot if you look close enough.
And being on the back-side you could get a pretty close look at the colony.
Crappy photos but pretty cool event, huh?
7 thoughts on “bee swarm!”
Soooo cool! Thanks!
Cool! check out my bees… 🙂 non-secateur.blogspot.com
Nice of the bees to do their thing in such a way…and nice of you to share your “nature study”.
Great photos from the other side of the glass. Hope the boss doesn’t call for the BeeVac2000 to suck them all up…
The Hello Kitty one is the best!
Awesome. I’ve always wanted to see a bee swarm. And right on the glass like that is perfect.
Very nice! Last week was a hectic swarm week here with the sudden run of very warm weather. Two of our own colonies swarmed, but we also saw three feral swarms fly overhead last week too. I’m always amazed at how bees are able to cluster together, especially on glass!