Here is an article that includes "Bees terrorizing the airport", (I see a movie coming soon) the idea that honey bees are protected by law (news to me), and that swarms are the result of the colony growing too large.(pure hogwash)http://bbc-worldnews.net/2012/08/delta-flight-delayed-when-thousands-of-honeybees-descend-on-planes-wing/
I know some will automatically suggest that all article details were probably from some ignorant reported who looked up such facts online.....hey!...maybe even on a forum!
I just wish information such as this was not sometimes coming from beekeepers themselves. Beekeepers in such places as New York, and other cities are fighting off bad publicity from a heavy swarm season, and the idea that swarms are from "bad" beekeepers not doing their job. That if they only were "certified", swarming would cease to exist, which to me is nonsense. While some may suggest that a beekeeper should (and can) control swarming, this idea that the colony swarmed due to allowing them to grow too large, is not correct. What's next....some limitation on hive size?
As with many of these articles, we (beekeepers) do a poor job getting the facts straight, and sometimes include information that seems hardly supportive or positive for the industry.