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Throwback Thursday: Bee Swarm in La Costa Carlsbad

Throwback Thursday: Bee Swarm in La Costa Carlsbad

 

Bee Swarm in La Costa Carlsbad

 

I've seen a few swarms of bees over the years, back in New England and here in Southern California. Perhaps you have, too!.

 

But this was the most amazing.

 

The bees collected into this huge cone in a pine tree at our first house here in Carlsbad, in La Costa, about 10 years ago. It probably lasted about an hour or so, and then within a few minutes they were all gone.

 

So glad I saw it before it disappeared - from inside the house of course - and had my camera handy. Bees are certainly interesting creatures!

 

 

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Comment balloon 30 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • September 20 2019 01:29AM

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When the Queen refuses to settle in it's off to find another. Our first was a year or two ago, what teamwork they have.

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) 8 months ago

Kevin J. May 

The queen must be a pretty powerful decision maker. How DOES a bee decide these things!?

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Morning Jeff.

Been here a long time, never seen one of those. They are interesting creatures.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 8 months ago

Good morning, Jeff Dowler, CRS that's one big "ouch" if they attack you.... I've never seen that.... and hope to keep it that way!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 8 months ago

Good morning Jeff. Have never seen a swarm like hat! Wow! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 8 months ago

Jeff,

What a great photo!  I recently read about these swarms that happen when something has unsettled them...Happy Friday.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 8 months ago

I stay away from bees for fear of being stung, but I saw a video recently of a guy trying to catch the queen bee and he didn't have any protection on and was not being stung, it seemed so crazy to me.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 8 months ago

Hi James Dray  - well I have seen plenty of swarming, but not a collection of bees in one spot like this. Wonder where the queen was in all this!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Well I certainly didn't want to be near them in case they decided I was a danger Barbara Todaro .

Can you imagine?

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Wayne Martin -  Impressive, huh?!

We had one at our current house but they were just flying around, not settling in like this, Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Hi Brian England 

I suppose someone who knows bees knows how to deal with them. Not something I would want to do! I even steer clear of the bees on our hummingbird feeders.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Jeff I got bit by yellow jackets once, so these days I do not get to close to bee hives 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 8 months ago

This is fascinating, I've yet to see this happen. Great capture - and smart to get the photo from "indoors." 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 8 months ago

Oh yeah, George Souto  I have been stung by those buggers a number of times. NOT a pleasant experience. As far as I know these were honey bees, but no doubt they pack a powerful sting, too!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Thanks, Jeff, for sharing this amazing picture of bees. I've never anything like this anywhere.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 8 months ago

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS,

WOW!  That gives me the hee-bee-gee-bees!  I remember going down a dirt road a few years ago and seeing what appeared to be a dust cloud in front of me. It happened to be a bee swarm. They hit my windshield and I did all I could do to roll the windows and turn on the windshield wipers on. A couple did make it inside. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) 8 months ago

Wow, that is interesting. I wonder what they were attracted to in that spot?

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) 8 months ago

Jeff- double wow!!! I've never seen anything that approaches that and if I did I would be observing from the safety of my house as you did!!! Glad you were able to get a photo.  Thank you for your message yesterday1

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 8 months ago

Hi Jeff, Thanks for sharing this photo and story.  I did see a swarm once when I was a kid.  Very interesting.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 8 months ago

I always find it so fascinating when bees swarm like that.  I've only witnessed it a few times, but am always amazed at the calm of bee keepers who handle them. 

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  - it was a first for me, but glad I saw it. No way did I want to be near those bees, especially when they decided to relocate.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

It was a first for me Nina Hollander 

I had a similar thing happen to me driving down the road near my house a few years ago, Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  It was such a surprise.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Hi Jane Peters 

Well you do have to wonder what brought them there. Guess the queen decided to test out the neighborhood but found it not to her liking.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Kathy Streib :

Well I'm glad to have spotted them from inside instead of discovering them while out in the yard. They might not have been happy to see me up close!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Hi Bob Crane  - I have seen swarming a number of times, but never a collection of bees in one spot. It was impressive, and we could hear a pretty loud buzzing sound.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Yep, I have seen beekeepers in action and it's pretty impressive.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 8 months ago

Kind of but you have to keep in the positive one! Love and light and all the best!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 8 months ago

Sometimes we all get in a run and then I’ll have to really think about how are use that word

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 8 months ago

Jeff, definitely would be not happy to see this swarm, so BEE careful!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 8 months ago

WOW! I have never seen anything like it before. And they only took an hour? They ARE amazing architects!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 8 months ago

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