Swarm Sighting? Please Don't Spray ! Call Us

IF YOU OR YOUR NEIGHBOR SEES A SWARM OF HONEY BEES PLEASE DON”T SPRAY CALL US INSTEAD AND WE WILL COME REMOVE IT

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Swarming is a honey bee colony’s natural means of reproduction. In the process of swarming, a single colony splits into two or more distinct colonies.

Swarming is mainly a spring phenomenon, usually within a two- or three-week period depending on the locale, but occasional swarms can happen throughout the producing season. Secondary after swarms or cast swarms may happen. Cast swarms are usually smaller and are accompanied by a virgin queen. Sometimes a beehive will swarm in succession until it is almost totally depleted of workers.

Most beekeepers will remove a honeybee swarm for free if they are nearby. Bee swarms can almost always be collected alive and relocated by a competent beekeeper or bee removal company. Extermination of a bee swarm is rarely necessary and discouraged if bee removal is possible.

Swarm removal is different than what is called a cut-out. When bees have moved into a structure or hollow cavity it is no longer considered a swarm but is an established colony. A beekeeper will come and remove the bees by cutting them out of the cavity hence the name cut out. This process is complicated and usually not done for free because of the nature of the removal.