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Wiktionary

  1. swarmingnoun

    The action of a swarm.

  2. swarmingnoun

    A crime where an unsuspecting innocent bystander is attacked by several culprits at once, with no known motive.

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  1. Swarming

    of Swarm

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  1. Swarming

    A new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees, a process called swarming. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen. This swarm can contain thousands to tens of thousands of bees. Swarming is mainly a spring phenomenon, usually within a two- or three-week period depending on the locale, but occasional swarms can happen throughout the producing season. Swarming is the natural means of reproduction of honey bee colonies. Secondary afterswarms may happen but are rare. Afterswarms are usually smaller and are accompanied by one or more virgin queens. Sometimes a beehive will swarm in succession until it is almost totally depleted of workers. Entomologists consider the colony as a superorganism. An individual bee without a colony cannot survive for long. The colony also needs a certain colony size to reproduce. In the process of swarming the original single colony reproduces to two and sometimes more colonies.

Entomology

  1. Swarming

    the concerted departure from a hive of a large number of worker bees, accompanied by a queen; this forming the nucleus of a new colony.

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  2. warmings

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swarming in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swarming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of swarming in a Sentence

  1. Sabri Dikman:

    What they're doing is what we call swarming, so instead of in years gone by where we'd have a group of 20, a group of 30 crossing Border Patrol, currently we see 10 groups of two, so what happens is they split up, they cross Border Patrol, and it takes two agents or one agent to address each one of those individual groups so we become task-saturated.

  2. Jane Sanders:

    [Bernie] came, and everyone was swarming around him and the other candidates, because they weren't supportive of the mayor, so, being the good Catholic girl, of course I was very nice to the mayor and barely even said hello to Bernie, but when I heard him speak, well, that was it. The police department I was working with supported him after that, and he won 10 days later. We met at the victory party, and that was the beginning of forever.

  3. Johann Sigurjonsson:

    If we were all to be judged by our thoughts, the hills would be swarming with outlaws.

  4. Mike Connor:

    Our crews were told that a couple kids had been stung but there were so many bees they couldn't get inside the home, basically they just started putting foam on the front of the house. It wasn't a hive, they were swarming.

  5. Alex Martin:

    I heard several cop cars and ambulances and fire trucks roll up past me. I get here and there's easily 20, 30 police units just swarming the roads.

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