Have you found a swarm of honeybees? Please contact one of us! If you contact Tracey or Sara with all the details, they will attempt to contact others on this list for you in every effort to remove the swarm.
|Tracey Carriker||(828) 493-0689||Caldwell & Western Burke Counties|
|Sara Kennedy||(952) 334-1014||Caldwell & Western Burke Counties|
|Mack Whiteside||(828) 850-2497||Caldwell County|
|Edwin Miller||(828) 474-0223||Caldwell County|
|Travis Sholar||(704) 564-3089||Caldwell County|
|Amy Sholar||(704) 996-2615||Caldwell County|
|Major Wright||(828) 514-8009||Happy Valley|
|Mitch Mast||(828) 781-5071||Caldwell County|
|Matt Wilson||(828) 455-0168||Caldwell County|
|Ken Cassidy||(828) 381-8411||Caldwell County|
|Bud Faw||(828) 493-2070||Patterson|
|Joe Miller||(828) 396-2891||Granite Falls|
***Any swarms in Burke County, please contact Robert Smith with Burke County Beekeepers Association. He will contact members on their list.
Robert Smith (828) 261-5210.
Swarming is a natural part of the honey bee life cycle: it is how the colony reproduces. Most swarming occurs in the spring, but swarms can occasionally be found at other times of the year. A large portion of the bees in the hive, including a queen, will all leave the hive together. After leaving the hive, a swarm will land in a cluster to rest while scout bees search for a new place to live. Many beekeepers are happy to collect a clustered swarm and house them in their own hive. Removing bees from an established colony in a house or other human structure is a more specialized skill.