North-Central Washington

 Beekeepers Association

Swarms

During the early summer, bees naturally tend to split their hives and look for a new home. While this move is a natural process for bees, it can look entirely crazy to people! Bees often swarm around noisily in the air, and ultimately wind up in a neat little ball, usually up in a tree or hanging from something else (eaves, chimneys, ceilings, fences, etc.).

If you encounter a swarm of bees:
Please call one of our swarm team leaders immediately
so that one of our beekeepers can attempt to  safely relocate them to a new home. Swarms of bees are usually not aggressive, and may not remain where they are for very long. With a quick call, we may have the opportunity to relocate the bees to a better location where they have chance to thrive

Swarm Team Leaders        
 Jeff O'Brien - Calls Only

(425) 238-7563
(509) 470-8549


 Chris Church - Call or Text

(509) 415-8043
Felix Slette - Texts Preferred

(509) 885-3407


Be prepared to answer a few basic questions:  such as a street address or clear concise location, physical location of swarm ,in a tree, on a house, in a flower pot, and how high off the ground they are. A few other classifications may be asked such as if you know how long the swarm has been there and if it is in a hazardous location.





NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION Is a registered Washington State Non-Proift. UBI 603594512

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