Swarms

Found a swarm of honeybees?

What exactly is a swarm? 

Swarming is the process by which a new honeybee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen… Swarming is honeybee colonies’ natural means of reproduction. 

As such, they not only pose very little risk to humans and other animals, they provide precious evidence of the honeybee’s continued struggle for survival. 

Summit County Beekeepers Association (SCBA) believes time is of the essence to safely remove and care for the swarm of honeybees. The honeybees are seeking a new home and it is most helpful, for the livelihood and success of the swarm, to find an appropriate new home and location.

What to do?

Contact SCBA immediately through this link —– and one of our members will be dispatched to safely remove the swarm and care for the honeybees.

We would like to know:

1. Your name and address of the honeybee swarm location

2. Details where the swarm is located.

3. Can they be safely removed and allowed by the home/landowner to remove them?

4. Will a ladder be necessary to reach the bees?

5. Any other concerns or questions that you may have?

6. If possible, please have a photo available to send.

Once we have the above information, we will immediately dispatch the appropriate member of SCBA to assisted based on the geographical location of the swarm.

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