Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Satellite Beach: Bee Swarm in Tree

We are receiving hundreds of calls a day for a phenomenon that occurs every spring and one that we call "Swarm Season". Honey Bee queens start increasing their egglaying as nectar from spring flower blossoms are brought in by the thousands of foragers that each colony contains. Within weeks, the colony numbers can be 50,000 and that signals the colony to issue the Prime Directive: REPRODUCE!!!

And this is the product of the colony reproduction:
Satellite Beach Bee Swarm

A 'swarm' of bees, that leaves the colony and lands temporarily, on a tree, a house or just about anything else. While it may seem to most folks that these are very dangerous, in reality, a swarm of 20,000 honey bees are likely not much of a threat.... as long as you don't try to eradicate or remove them improperly. In fact, in most cases, you can secure the area from traffic, and the swarm will leave for permanent digs within a few hours!!!

Call us for proper swarm removal 1-800-343-5317

Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist

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