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Waiting on Swarm Season

Waiting on Swarm Season

"Rank and file streamed behind and rushed like swarms of bees pouring out of a rocky hollow, burst on endless burst, bunched in clusters seething over the first spring blooms, dark hordes swirling into the air, this way, that way—"

Homer, The Iliad (Penguin Classics), loc. 1897. Kindle Edition 


Picked up our first swarm of the season. Gave it to a new beekeeper. Didn't realize the phone was in SloMo mode, but it came out sort of arty.
Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia

I'm organizing my swarm catching gear today.  And I thought of the Trojans streaming like bees to defend their home.  

But swarms are different.  Homer was describing offense.  Swarms are new life, mitosis, like dividing cells under a microscope.  Mitosis of the hive.  
 

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