It’s swarm season!
What is a “swarm”? Very simply, a swarm is when a bee hive naturally splits off-from its original hive and starts a new hive at a different location. This is a natural process that the queen bee and honeybees conduct completely on their own. Natural swarming has been a critical to the survival of the honeybee species over time.
Did a honeybee swarm land on your property? If you’d like it removed, let us know by emailing our beekeeper here – if the swarm is accessible / visible, he’ll safely remove it for you.
Are swarms dangerous? No! Swarms are technically, homeless bees, as they are looking for a new home for the colony. They are not interested in nectar or humans for that matter. We don’t recommend interacting with the swarm but it is safe to approach a bit closer then normal to take a look at the bees as they are not protecting a hive full of honey.
An important thing to remember about honeybee swarms is that they move quickly, so if a swarm lands on your property and you want it removed please contact us as soon as possible.
Cheers to the start of summer!