We walked into the orchard two days ago to find a swarm of bees attached to an apple tree. They obviously came from nearby but we don't know where. We used to keep bees but we got rid of the last of our hives about five years ago. Each of the hives had swarmed several times & we always see lots of honey bees on the blossoms in the spring so we know they are around.
We thought the swarm would have found their new home by now. They'll be gone soon, but we tiptoe around the tree until they leave.
I own & operate a u-pick orchard featuring stone & pome fruit. The orchard is located on the airport that we also own & operate in the high desert north of Los Angeles. The orchard & the airport keep us very busy, but they are so much fun. You can reach us at (661) 261-3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.brianranch.com