Super Cool Bee Swarm at Cape Pond Ice

Honey Bee Swarm -2 copyright Kim SmithCape Pond Ice and City Councilor Scott Memhard are the Bees Knees!

There was plenty of excitement at Cape Pond Ice this morning when a swarm of honey bees was discovered on the brick wall at the Ice House alley. Scott called honey bee remover Marty Jessel. Marty is a wealth of information about honey bees, which he shared generously with the crowd that soon gathered to watch him carefully vacuum the bees with a special bee removing technique (do not try this on your own).

Honey Bee Swarm Cape Pond Ice Scott Memhard Marty Jessel copyright Kim SmithCity Councilor Scott Memhard and Marty Jessel, honey bee remover

Beekeeper (and remover) Marty Jessel removing bee swarm at Cape Pond Ice

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Watch in action and listen as Marty describes one aspect of bee communication, the waggle dance.

The Waggle Dance! Listen to beekeeper Marty Jessel describe the Waggle Dance, at Cape Pond Ice

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Saving One Bee Hive One Bee at a Time  ~ Marty Jessel may be reached at m.jessel@comcast.net

Follow this link from the Essex County Beekeepers Association to learn more about honey bee swarms.

Cape Pond Ice is open for tours seven days a week during the summer. For hours visit the Cape Pond Ice website here. While there check out the Ice House Art House. ART@the IceHouse Gallery is thrilled to be exhibiting wonderful original marine and working waterfront paintings by Gloucester artists Peter F. Vincent ASMA (1946-2012),http://peterfvincent.com, and Capt. Phil Cusumano, http://www.philcusumanoart.com, as well as photography by Eoin Vincent.

ART@the IceHouse Gallery on the Fort is open 7-days a week, Monday – Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 9-Noon.

Vacuuming bees slo mo

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Honey Bee Swarm vacuuming bees copyright Kim Smith

One thought on “Super Cool Bee Swarm at Cape Pond Ice

  1. huminnature

    I loved this post!! I just did one all about honey bee conservation and awareness. I’m so glad I’m not the only one talking about it, and that information is becoming so readily available! Great post! 🙂

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