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Swarming season for bees approaching in south Georgia

Posted at 8:18 PM, Feb 24, 2023

(WTXL) — With spring fast approaching, honeybee swarming-season is on its way.

Swarming happens when bee colonies outgrow their current homes and some migrate to create a new colony of their own.

South Georgia sees a large population of bees.

Local beekeeper Dale Ritcher says to not panic and call the professionals when you see a swarm.

In Georgia, honeybees pollinate apples, blueberries, cucumbers and watermelon.

Of course, they produce that sweet Georgia honey.