KENNEWICK, Wash.- A couple weeks ago NBC Right Now looked into how the wind is affecting the bees. Now, we're hearing back from our Facebook friends about an up tick in bee swarming.
Our fans posted videos and pictures of bees forming nests almost seemingly overnight, popping up more and more. Sunday we spoke with a local bee expert who says ‘not to worry' this swarming isn't unusual it's just part of the cycle of the seasons.
"Whenever it starts getting warm like this, bees swarm," said Ron White of Tri-Cities Bee Removal. "It'll happen for a number of weeks and then the swarms will get smaller and there will be a few swarms here and there but it'll slow down in about three weeks, four weeks."
Local beekeepers like White actually benefit from these swarms. They pick the bees up from the swarmed area and give them homes where they can buzz in peace.