Honey Bee Swarm Removal
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Please be sure to identify your insects before contacting me.
If you are not sure, take a picture and contact me.
I also ask that you provide the following information:
1. where you are located?
2. How high up is the swarm?
3. How large is the swarm (baseball, football, basketball)?
4. What has the swarm landed on (tree, bush, house) ?
5. Are ladders needed to reach the swarm
6. How long has the swarm been there since it was noticed?
7. Are there any special concerns in the area? (children, water hazards, bees in the house etc)
8. Have you called anybody else about this? (I want to be tripping over anybody else)
9. Has anybody sprayed, hit, or done anything else harmful to the bees? if so, please describe?
“Swarm of Honey Bees”
As part of their natural reproductive cycle, honeybees will swarm. A swarm is when a queen and a good portion of the worker population of bees leave the hive to find a new home. While a honeybee swarm is relatively harmless, it can be a frightening sight to people. Swarms should not be sprayed with water or disturbed in any other way. It is best to clear the area until a beekeeper arrives to make the removal.
Our beekeepers can also offer guidance on extractions from homes, buildings, and other structures – that is a generally a service where a homeowner will need to engage a professional with carpentry skills for a fee (we can’t always do it but can almost always help you locate the right person).
Please note that exterminators will not kill honeybees and often refer homeowners to find a beekeeper. Conversely, beekeepers are not exterminators and will not remove other insects. Please make sure they are honeybees and thank you for your interest in helping this important pollinator.