Queen bee’s followers

A new queen honey bee, along with part of an older colony in search of a new home, landed in this tree on B Road and stayed there for several days before disappearing. Photo: Dave Shemanske, FESS

A new queen honey bee, along with part of an older colony in search of a new home, landed in this tree on B Road and stayed there for several days before disappearing. Photo: Dave Shemanske, FESS

The bees formed a barrier around the queen to protect her during that time. Honey bees are pollinators and provide an important service by pollinating fruit on many crops around the world. Photo: Dave Shemanske, FESS

The bees formed a barrier around the queen to protect her during that time. Honey bees are pollinators and provide an important service by pollinating fruit on many crops around the world. Photo: Dave Shemanske, FESS