HELP! I have a swarm of bees on my property! What do I do?
Swarms of bees (lots of bees in a clump) are generally not dangerous and are a natural cycle of the bee’s life. In spring and summer, bees reproduce in great numbers. If there are too many bees in the beehive, the queen will make a new queen- and will then leave the hive with half the worker bees to go start a new hive. Think of it like cell division. This swarm of bees is basically like a waiting room while the scout bees go off to find a new home for the colony.
However, it is often not convenient to leave swarms alone- particularly if they are somewhere were pets or small children might get too close. In addition, bees will live where they can find a good open space/cavity with plenty of shelter… How’s your attic looking? Just kidding- but my point is that often it is better to contact a beekeeper who can come and put the swarm in a hive where they are not bothering people.
If you live in eastern Loudoun county and get a swarm- I would love to come and get it for you! Just call us and we can safely remove all the bees and re-home them. This is a much better solution than calling an exterminator. To reach us call (571)88-bburg (571)882-2874.
We can remove bees in most of Loudoun County (such as Sterling, Leesburg, Ashburn, Cascades and more)