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    Default What’s that buzzing sound.

    On a walk around in Memphis today. I was wondering what the ground crew was staring at. Then I saw this.....

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    A local beekeeper was called in. Collected them with a modified shop vac in the back of his truck.
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    Default Re: What’s that buzzing sound.

    They were only hitching a lift!

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    Was the airline FlyBe?

    https://www.flybe.com/
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    Default Re: What’s that buzzing sound.

    Perhaps they mistook it for a drone.

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    I wonder when that plane last flew?
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    Any thoughts on 'why' bees would do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Any thoughts on 'why' bees would do this?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarming_(honey_bee)

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    My buddy in Maine had his colony swarm on him last week. I will let him know where to find it.

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    Default Re: What’s that buzzing sound.

    We had a swarm land in a tree in the backyard when I was young. A bee keeper captured it.

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