Honey Bee (Apis melifera)

Honey Bee (Apis melifera)

Observation - Honey Bee (Apis melifera) - UK and Ireland. Description: This swarm was in our garden this afternoon. Now collected and ready for rehoming. The bees in the swarm were remarkably docile while I cut them free of the bush and dropped them into a basket. Pity the same couldn't be said for those left in the hive wh

This swarm was in our garden this afternoon. Now collected and ready for rehoming. The bees in the swarm were remarkably docile while I cut them free of the bush and dropped them into a basket. Pity the same couldn't be said for those left in the hive which stung me through clothing (including leather bee-keeper's gauntlets) numerous times.