As a beekeeping non-profit we collect bee swarms free of charge. Call / Text 503-489-8348 or Chat today to have your honey bee swarm removed safely from across the Greater Portland Metro area now!
Honey Bee Swarms Rescue & Removal
Honey Bee education is our #1 priority, that is why we offer FREE BEE SWARM REMOVAL to the community! We respond quickly to your location and are able to safely remove the bee swarm with minimal disturbance to you or the bees. From there we relocate them to one of our teaching apiaries which helps increase our citizen science research, educate the next generation, and provide valuable genetics for our breeding program. Not only are you going good for the community in relocating bees from unwanted places. but providing education to the community on the importance of being alert for honey bee swarms in your neighborhood!
How do you relocate a swarm?
At The Honey Bee Society we have years of experience beekeeping, including swarm removal. We will gently coax the bees into a transport carrier which keeps them safe and snug on their journey to their new home at one of our teaching apiaries! It is a simple process usually takes less than an hour. Call us today to have your swarm removed for free - it will become a valuable addition to our growing teaching apiary which is serving as one of the fasting growing community education programs in Portland!
What is a Honey Bee Swarm?
A Honey Bee swarm forms when an established beehive grows too large for its current home and runs out of space. Half of the bees decide to leave the hive along with a queen to find a new place to call home! There is a complex set of interactions (which is not fully understood) which take place within the hive determining which bees stay or leave. As the new colony breaks off from the old they usually congregate on a tree branch, or other overhanging structure where they can rest while 'scout' bees search for suitable new home. This resting swarm of honey bees is what most people notice and report to organizations like us for a quick removal.
Should I approach a swarm?
Honey Bees are inherently dangerous, as they possess a wide range of temperaments, a stingers and venom. Please do not approach swarms but keep children and pets at safe distances from a swarm once noticed. While honey bees are swarming they do not have a home and therefore may be more docile then usual, although this is no reason to take chances which endanger yourself or other around you. Call or text us as soon as you notice a swarm and we will quickly relocate it to one of our teaching apiaries.
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