What to expect when I come to save the bees?
I will try to show up as soon
as I possibly can.
Swarms tend to move along quickly.
You can watch a swarm leave through the air.
It is CRAZY!
SO CALL QUICK!
What makes it a swarm?The average swarm can have 30,000 plus bees in it! That is close to 5lbs!
I will come with all of my beekeeping equipment. In most cases I will have a large cardboard box with screened breathing holes for the bees.
I place a large sheet under where the bees are swarming at. Then place the large box on top of the sheet.
If the bees are within arms reach, It makes for a much easier catch.
If they are up in a tree, well then you are in for some entertainment and a
possible tree trimming.
Once I have most of the hive in the box, and confirm that I have the Queen.
They will be moved to the apiary garden and live a happy life next to alfalfa fields and wildflowers.
-Are swarming bees angry?
No their tummies are full of honey.
-Why do they cluster like that?
The are gathering around the Queen to protect her.
Why do bees swarm in the spring?
Bees swarm for a couple of reasons.
-Their hive is to full for them to place any more nectar or baby bees.
So they move on to find a bigger home.
-Second reason is disease, stress, lack of food in the area and so on.
Serving Northern Colorado:
Honey Bee Swarm Removal, Bee Removal, Firestone, Frederick, Erie, Longmont, Boulder, Dacono, Brighton, Fort Lupton
Do you have a swarm in your yard?
Tree? Mail Box?
If you see bees!
DO NOT KILL THEM!