What is a Bee Swarm?
Seeing thousands of bees gathered in one area can be frightening and alarming yet it is a beautiful part of nature. When hives get too big, the queen’s pheromones can not reach everyone, thus starting the process of a new queen and colony. At Bee Removal Specialist we have years of experience in safe removal practices for any kind of insect. If you notice a bee swarm near you, do not try to remove it yourself call us for advice and help.
Common places where to find swarms of bees are on branches, and fences. On a very rare occasion they can be found on the side of a car. The bees that are swarming are the strongest bees to survive for the winter. They are surrounding the queen and waiting for the scout bees to come back.
Late season swarms have a lower chance of survival due to the lower count of pollen and nectar. The amount of time to make enough honey that can last until the spring is reduced.
A bee swarm is not dangerous at all, these bees are not aggressive but the complete opposite. They are full of honey themselves, since they are not protecting any combs or young they have no reason to attack. If the honey bees are in a inconvenient location, call us or a local beekeeper to help. The removal process will be easier before a new home is found.
The important thing to keep in mind is to not spray or harm the bees yourself. It will not get rid of the problem and might make it worse. If they are Africanized bees they will attack, it is better not to risk your safety and others without knowing what to do.
Bee Removal Specialist has multiple locations and is ready to help wherever you are. Contact us today for a free estimate or any general advice needed with your bee problemm.
The Process of a Swarm
- Current hive is getting over populated
- Worker bees start creating queen cells feeding them only royal jelly for a queen bee
- The first queen cell to hatch must fight other newborn queens or kill the other queen cells for control of the hive
- When the first queen is going to hatch, the current queen takes half of the colony and leaves
- Filled with honey for the start of a new hive, these bees are very docile
- Scout bees will look for safe area to move in and begin again