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A beekeeper/honey maker reaches in to a huge swarm of honey bees in a crevice of the Drumheller Building to move them in to a bee box. The beekeeper estimated there were around 8,000-10,000 bees swarming a queen that had left a hive when it got too large. The bees tumbled from the building in thick drops like honey the spread out quickly as the bees flew out and then back towards the queen.

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Spring is a time to bee kind, Walla Walla-area beekeeper notes

Beekeepers note this is the season for bee swarms, which are harmless and sought after by professionals.

WALLA WALLA -- 'Tis the season for swarming, so if you see one, don't reach for the insecticide. Call a beekeeper.That's the message Michael Dudenkov and his fellow beekeepers want to put out now that the weather is warming up and bee swarms are likely. B


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