Honey bee swarm season has arrived in West Tennessee

Spring has sprung and the queens are building up their colonies of honey bees in the Mid-South. We have received calls from Bartlett, Memphis, Germantown, Cordova, Collierville and Oakland. Here are some photos so you can tell the difference between bees collecting groceries – pollen and nectar, and swarming – looking for a new home. These are photos of some of the swarms collected, so far, this Spring.

 

Swarm on a rose bush - half have fallen in the bucket.

Swarm on a rose bush – half have fallen in the bucket.

Swarm high in a white oak (30 ft.)

Swarm high in a white oak (30 ft.)

Swarm in a Japanese maple

Swarm in a Japanese maple

Swarm on the corner of a house

Swarm on the corner of a house

Swarm in a Bradford pear

Swarm in a Bradford pear