There’s a lot of buzzing happening around the state.
According to a bee expert, it’s a growing phenomenon across the state right now to be seeing swarms of bees.
A swarm of bees was seen on a tree in the Derby and Ansonia by an Eyewitness News viewer. A shed in Wethersfield was covered too, and the beekeeper that came out estimated there were 6,000 bees swarming around.
To learn more about why this is happening, Channel 3 talked to bee expert John Mcadoo.
Last week the state had such cold and rainy weather, the bees couldn’t develop. Because it has been so warm and sunny this week, it is the perfect weather for the bees.
The “Queen Bee” can lay up to 3,000 eggs and when there’s too many bees in one hive, the worker bees will find another place for the bees to continue to develop honey.
When that happens, there will be swarms of bees moving from their old home to their new one.
It might be scary to see, but Mcadoo said you don’t have to be overly concerned.
Usually, the bees won’t attack unless they feel threatened, so the best thing to do is to keep distance.
“Swarms by nature are very gentle. Honey bees, when they swarm away from the hive, they are very docile. Capturing a swarm of bees is actually quite easy,” Mcadoo said.
He suggests calling a bee keeper if you notice the bees are building a hive in your yard.
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