If you are anything like me, when you see or hear a bee near you, you run off like a screaming schoolgirl, flailing your arms wildly about. Does this sound a little familiar? I sure hope so, I don’t want to be alone on this one. Well what would you do if you were sound asleep and heard the sound of a bee, but the sound was much louder than anything you’ve ever heard before? This is exactly what happened to Reddit user jacklikecrazy92. He lives in South Shields, UK and was sound asleep when he woke up to a loud constant buzzing noise. When he looked outside, this is what he saw.
He decided to catch one of the bees to see exactly what kind of bee was swarming his neighborhood.
At first he thought they were bumble bees, but thanks to other Reddit users, he found out that they were actually honey bees.
When he walked by his sister’s window, he saw the enormous swarms through the windows.
Where would honey bees like this come from? Especially a swarm this big.
It’s unknown where these bees came from, but it seemed as though they were there to stay.
Some people suggested calling an exterminator.
But because the honey bees are dwindling in numbers, it’s always recommended to call a beekeeper first.
Swarming is what happens when a new honey bee colony is formed.
It means the queen bee has left, and the worker bees are trying to find a new colony.
Swarms can range from just a few hundred bees up to a few thousand bees.