Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Red Car Property: Bee Alert! Bee Hive Tumbled Down Hill From Adelbert

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 23, 2014.  This morning, I heard a loud buzzing sound about 50' ahead on the trail near Adelbert.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)  

A large box box had either been shoved or had fallen down the hillside from a backyard on Adelbert.  Bees were swarming angrily around the box & on the slope.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 23, 2014.  The angry bees are midway between the large Coast Live Oak Tree (the large, dark green tree to the right of the arrow) & the path leading up to Adelbert (a.k.a. "the Adelbert cut-through").  It's also about 25' from the log with an established bee hive inside.  This was about as close as I got.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 23, 2014.  The bees seemed pretty mad & were swarming.  So I relied on the zoom to get this shot of the bees tending their honeycomb on the  slope.  It is probably best not to aggravate the bees further while they establish a new home.  It is unlikely  they are Africanized Bees or we would have heard of attacks in our very urbanized area.