Bee-Swarms === What not to do

Here is a nice article on what NOT to do with a Bee Swarm.

Please call me or e-mail me if you have one, I either will help you out or direct you to who can help you out.




The unusually warm weather this February and March lead to an abundance of nectar and pollen forage for bees which they eagerly took advantage of. As such, many beehives have multiplied and when things get too cramped some of the hive moves to a new location.

The process by which this occurs is called swarming, and is a natural cycle of honeybee colonies. After receiving reports by scout bees of possible new homes the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees. Sometimes the swarm will land on a tree branch, building, telephone pole-and even a car’s windshield- while they prepare to make the trip.

“Bee swarms are happening about a month early, and many beekeepers are caught off guard,” says Sydney Barton, social media manager for the Chicago Honey Co-op.

I spoke with her after noticing reactions to bee swarm online this week ranging from fascination to fear. The sight of thousands of bees swarming may natural trigger a fight-or-flight reaction in us-but, in reality, there’s isn’t anything to fear from them.

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