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bee swarm

The 4th swarm of the honeybees in Glen Park - this hive clustered on a shrub branch in a temporary lodging while awaiting scouts to return and lead them to their new abode.

 

The night temperatures dipped down into the low 50s, and this dense cluster of bees packed in tight to deal with the cold, teeming with quivering workerbees who rotated their positions, moving from within the cluster to the perimeter, selflessly enduring for the sake of the hive.

 

Eerie and amazing!

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Taken on April 12, 2007