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No, it's not faked.
Or was it a honey-comb??
comb sweet comb
RD - oh dear. You've sunk to our level. I knew it would happen.
You are bee-yond help.
Bees swarm to divide the colony & start a new hive. Approximately 60% of the bees leave the existing colony.There are 3 main reasons why the colony divides:-OvercrowdingStarvationInternal hive problems
When a hive detects smoke, many bees become remarkably non aggressive. It is speculated that this is a defense mechanism; wild colonies generally live in hollow trees, and when bees detect smoke it is presumed that they prepare to evacuate from a forest fire, carrying as much food reserve as they can. In order to do this, they will go to the nearest honey storage cells and gorge on honey. In this state they are quite docile since defense from predation is relatively unimportant; saving as much as possible is the most important activity.