Honeybees like many living things have strong survival instincts. Even the best of beekeepers have challenges staying on top of this desire for honeybee colonies to grow and establish new colonies. These flying ladies and their communities swarm for many reasons. There is a time, usually during the summer, when the current queen could leave her hive along with about half of the hive's honeybee population. The hive may swarm because they do not have enough growth room to expand in their hive (most common), diminished floral resources, other environmental conditions, or for other reasons that are not well understood. The hive prepares for this day by growing new queens. When these queens are about ready to hatch or have already hatched, things change quickly in the hive. Each honeybee at this point decides to either stay or leave with the departing queen. They get ready by flying around the hive and then congregating with the departing queen. This congregation outside the original hive is called "a swarm ". They usually stay near the original hive at first, either in a tree, shrub or whatever works for them. The group sends out scout bees in search of a new home. When they return, they share their findings. Once a decision has been made, they all fly off to establish a new home, in what they hope will be, greener, floral filled pastures. Sometimes, instead of the current queen leaving, the newly hatched queen leaves with an entourage.