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22 June

Buzz… Swarming Bees

Bees swarm when the colony is expanding. The old queen and half the worker bees leave their nest to look for a new home.  The swarm can look like a dark cloud drifting.   Hollowed-out trees and other dark cavities make ideal new homes. If the bees can’t find a new nesting site, they may make their home on a tree limb or overhang on a house.

Bee Swarm

Check out the picture below –  this swarm is on a tree in Medford. It can contain between 5,000 to 20,000 bees. 

When the homeowner called us, we contacted a local bee keeper to rescue the swarm. Suburban Exterminating maintains a list of bee keepers who are willing to rescue a swarm which you might find in your yard.  If you are interested in becoming a part of this apiarist list, please give us a call at (516) 864-6900 or (631) 864-6900

If you spot a bee swarm, stay away – the bees will sting if provoked.

Our experts can help you to spot the difference between wasps, bees, and other stinging pests

 

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