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Bee removals

Swarming is the natural means of reproduction of honey bee colonies. A new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees, a process called swarming. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen. Swarming is mainly a spring phenomenon, usually within a two- or three-week period depending on the location, but occasional swarms can happen throughout the producing season.

Encountering a bee swarm for the first time can be alarming. Bees tend to swarm near their hives or honeycombs, so if a swarm is visible then a nest is nearby. Swarms are usually not aggressive unless provoked, so
it is important to keep a good distance from the swarm. If the bees feel threatened, they will use their stingers and release a pheromone to alert the other bees of the threat, resulting in a large bee attack.
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Bee swarms can almost always be collected alive and relocated by a competent beekeeper or bee removal company. It is a common belief that a bee swarm should always be exterminated for safety reasons, but this is rarely necessary and discouraged if bee removal is possible.

Our team is experienced in removing new swarms that have just arrived and the aggressive bees that have become a serious problem. We have a policy of ‘no extermination’ making us environmentally friendly, but we do take public safety into consideration and only in extreme circumstances do we exterminate swarms.