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When bees swarm, most people run as fast as they can in the other direction. Portland beekeeper Mandy Shaw does the opposite.
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Each spring, she spends her days responding to calls of wayward honeybee swarms in the homes, gardens, and workplaces of her neighbors. Although thousands of clustering bees may sound like the stuff of nightmares, Shaw is quick to reassure worried callers that bee swarms are mostly harmless to humans. Part of a colony’s natural reproduction process, they occur when an expanding population splits and the queen leaves with a large group of worker bees to find a new home.

In The Swarm Chaser, join Shaw in the field as she tackles the challenges of relocating honeybee colonies during swarm season. Directed by Maxwell Monty (who was introduced to Shaw when he had a bee problem himself), this short documentary is a charming look at one woman's passion for educating others about the honeybee and the unique way it connects her with the people in her community.

Want more honeybees? Watch a woman's mesmerizing dance with 12,000 swarming bees, join this man's death-defying hunt for rare honey in Nepal, and see how larvae hatch into bees in this breathtaking time-lapse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpV9jGSRacg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esGz-HrB-Js
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6mJ7e5YmnE

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http://www.maxwellmonty.com/

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https://www.waggleworkspdx.com/

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Got Bees? Meet a Swarm Chaser Up for the Challenge | Short Film Showcase
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