When honey bees swarm they are in the process of dividing the colony in two. And that’s a good thing! However, when they are in your backyard it can be scary. Don’t get overly concerned – honey bees are generally very docile when swarming. Watch a Swarm Capture.
Before calling please ensure your insects are honey bees and not wasps and have the answers, as best you can, to the following questions. Refer to the pictures below.
- How long has the swarm been there?
- Where are the bees currently located and what are they in. More detail is better.
- How far is the swarm off the ground?
- How big is the swarm using rough dimensions?
- Can you take a picture and send it?
- Have you done anything to the swarm? Sprayed it or disturbed it in any way?
Club members willing to remove swarms of bees, serving Northeast Wisconsin:
- Steve Hupfer 920-497-1998
- Dave Elsen 920-370-5281
- Gary Pusick, serving Northern Brown and Southern Oconto counties, 920-619-2519
- Carl Fisher 920-497-4629
Beekeepers may ask for a fee if they arrive and the bees are other than honeybees.