swarm


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swarm

  1. a group of social insects, especially bees led by a queen, that has left the parent hive in order to start a new colony
  2. a large mass of small animals, especially insects.
  3. ability of certain MICROORGANISMS to move in a collective and ordered manner across a surface. For example, colonies of Proteus swarm in a series of concentric rings across an AGAR plate.
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And in Cardiff the owner of Pettigrew Bakeries discovered a swarm of honey bees was living in the loft space of the tearooms on Cowbridge Road East.
"He's managed to catch the queen bee in a cardboard box, and now the swarm is all on the box!" Matthew Simmons, 36, was driving with his three sons when he came across the bees.
A few days earlier, Hywel and Nia retrieved another lost swarm of bees they found hanging on a nearby tree.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ranger Tom Moses spotted the swarm on the car as it was parked outside the Three Crowns pub, in Haverfordwest, and called in two beekeepers to gather up the swarm.
Caringo Swarm fully integrates with Enterprise Vault 11 via Symantec's Storage Streamer API to provide joint customers a centralized email and data archiving solution that is cost effective, reliable and massively scalable.
It's easy to get data from a previous swarm. And we've even added a 'clone' feature so editors can benefit from swarms that have happened in the past."
The team used artificial evolution to enable the robots to automatically learn swarm behaviours which are understandable to humans.
Co-led by Dr Sabine Hauert, the engineers took advantage of the recent advances in high-performance mobile computing, to build a swarm of robots inspired by those in nature.
Last year around this time, I wrote about trapping feral bee swarms in 5-frame mini-hives that I hung in trees.
It happened on Wednesday when the swarm descended on the Cosy Club pub, the former Midland Bank turned bar at the corner of Bennetts Hill and Waterloo Street.
He added: "I came out at about 11am and saw the swarm over a neighbour's car.
Many shoppers were shocked by the huge numbers of bees buzzing around the plant but others stopped to take photos of the swarm.