Have you found a swarm of honeybees? Please contact one of us!
|Name||Phone Number||Area Covered|
|Travis Sholar||704-564-3089||Collettsville, Gamewell, Lenoir|
|Tracey Carriker||828-493-0689||Collettsville, Hudson, Lenoir, Morganton, maybe others|
|Sara Kennedy||952-334-1014||Chesterfield, Gamewell, Lenoir, Morganton|
|Joe Miller||828-396-2891||Granite Falls|
|Mitch Mast||828-781-5071||Granite Falls|
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.