Kōrero: Beekeeping

Wild bee colony

Wild bee colony

In spring, when new queen bees are hatching – and especially if the bees have been well fed over winter – new swarms may form and leave the parent hive. Swarming bees are not usually dangerous, and, as with most bees, will not sting unless threatened. They look for a home in a tree or branch, then search for nectar to support the new colony. This swarm has relocated to a hollow tree.

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Reference: In0610Mrt.tif
Photograph by John Marris

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - The bee colony', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15757/wild-bee-colony (accessed 3 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Allan Gillingham, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008