Springtime is swarming season

Every year milions of bees leave their beehives and look for a new home - we call this swarming. Half of the workers and the old queen have flown off, leaving the old hive queenless with a pretty big house to look after. For most beekeepers, swarms are dreaded, as the remaining population is weakened. However, for us swarming season meant we were able to extend our own population with 5 new bee colonies!