If you have unwanted bees on your property, we may be able to help!
First, you will need to determine if you have spotted a swarm of bees or an established colony of bees.
A swarm of bees is a group of bees that are in between homes. They may have left their home because it has become overcrowded, or because it’s under threat from environmental or human factors. Swarms are almost always on the move in springtime.
A swarm of bees will huddle together around their queen to protect her and a few scout bees will go leave the swarm to look for the best home in which to build their new colony. Before leaving their home they’ve filled up on food and are therefore quite docile and will be unable to sting you. A swarm of bees is generally very harmless.
Common places to spot swarms are on tree branches, fences, cars, etc. They will only remain in one spot temporarily and will be usually be gone within a day or two. There’s no need to call a specialist in this case. Keep an eye on them however, because they may pick a new location to establish their hive on your property. However, if you have a swarm, and you contact us and we are able to catch the swarm, we will give you free honey as a thank you! Please email us your location and a picture if you are able to take one safely.