Just so everyone knows, swarming like this is a thing that honeybees do.Via wikipedia:
Swarming is the natural means of reproduction of honey bee colonies. A new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees, a process called swarming. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen. This swarm can contain thousands to tens of thousands of bees. Swarming is mainly a spring phenomenon, usually within a two- or three-week period depending on the locale, but occasional swarms can happen throughout the producing season.
If you’ve got a swarm going on in or around your property, the best thing to do is stay well back from it, call information and locate your nearest apiary (if you’re sufficiently close to one, that’s prbably where the bees are -from-). swarms usually relocate on their own to an attractive hive site, but if they’re trying to hive in an inappropriate location, a beekeeper can come and remove the swarm safely.
Honey bees in the US are currently under stress from mite infestations; exterminating a swarm in a situation where bee removal is possible is irresponsible, as healthy and genetically diverse bee populations are critical to population recovery. Seriously, we need these gals to pollinate our food crops and stuff.
Passing along the bee-relocation info. Please don’t kill bees! They’re important
please dont harm bug
at first I freaked out a bit but then I realized the were bees and not wasps and my reaction immidiately changed to ‘oh gosh babies you can live in my car whenever you want’
But yeah dont kill bees bees are cool
wasps are assholes though seriously fuck wasps
Bee you cant nest there
(Source: imprezagd, via portland-mando)