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Hi all

Just had to mention this.

the family and I were driving along today minding our own business, approached the Orpington roundabout near M25.

On the roundabout I noticed a dark cloud right in our path (had to drive through it windows open).

You guessed it massive swarm flying along about 3 feet off the road.

I was well impressed and none came in!

Drove around on the way back to see if they had landed any where obvious, but alas no.
 

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I wonder if they're mine? I lost a swarm about a week ago.

Did the Queen by any chance answer to the name 'Beryl'?
 

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Glad to see that full diplomatic protocols are being respected by our only resident diplomat - namely that all Bees must be given a name beginning with B
 

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Only the Queens (who are addressed as ma'am!). The workers are all called May.
 

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Had to!! Why?
Driving round a roundabout at about 40 with windows open (one of those big ones before a motorway).

No reaction time between seeing them and driving through them.

was the family also impressed?
When they realised none of them were in the car. Yes :biggrinjester:
 

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A few years ago a prime swarm entered the cab of an HGV travelling @ 56 MPH on the M6 in Cheshire :icon_bs:

John Wilkinson
 

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Mine from last year that I came accross when driving down a country lane,wife and kids got very bored waiting for me while I grabbed the empty nuc box from the back of the car:
 

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No matter how many pics I see of a swarm they always amaze me.:cheers2:
 

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