Friday, August 24, 2007

Canadian Mounties chase a swarm of bees that has been mistaken for a bear in a tree and a dark cloud in flight

Mounties in eastern Canada were called in to help round up rogue honeybees after a palace coup this week caused a split in the hive, a spokesperson said on Thursday.


Beekeeper Rodney Dillinger said the colony was likely "stressed" and became dissatisfied with their queen. So, they raised a rival queen and then sent the original queen into exile.

But half of the hive left with the deposed queen to "look for a new home".

Read on. Via Reason.