Bees swarmed up in a tree

Same day, second video. This shows the swarm after it went up into the nearby tree (quite high up!), and it’s hard to see at first. When you see a dark moving mass, that’s the swarm - they will all hang together like that and then someone gives the signal and OFF THEY GO all at once. It’s an amazing sight to see.

They only stayed for a few minutes before they took off to seek life elsewhere, and it happened so quickly and unexpectedly that I missed catching the take-off on video. I was lucky we got at least some video of it though. It was about half of my beehive that left, the rest stayed here, thank goodness! I would have been heartbroken if they’d completely left me. The whole swarm took only about a half an hour from start to finish, and they of course know exactly what they are doing without any help from me.

Bye bye bees, I hope you find a wonderful new home!