Swarms

Honeybee Swarm Removal

Bee swarms are natural phenomenon and are the reproductive phase in a bee colony’s life.
If you have become the host of a swarm that you need relocated, please contact one of the following people for help. These people are hobbyist beekeepers in your community. They will come to capture the swarm for you or, if they cannot come, help you find someone that can.

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Honeybee swarms are remarkably docile and will not attack you. Therefore, please do not spray them or throw objects at them to make them leave. This will only disrupt their cluster. Most likely the swarm will move on to more permanent housing of their choice within hours.

If you want the swarm captured, please have the following information for the beekeeper:

  • what is the swarm clustered on and how high is this from the ground,
  • how long has the swarm been at this location,
  • what is your address and phone number,
  • will you be present to point out where the swarm is when the beekeeper arrives.

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