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Swarming is a natural process for the honey bee and its purpose is to reproduce colonies of bees. A swarm of bees can appear to the  public a frightning and a nuisance, but if left alone is relatively harmless. Swarms can happen at anytime but   normally happen between April and the end of June.

Every beekeeper has a duty of care to ensure that their bees do not swarm  and cause a nuisance.

Swarm Prevention

Swarm prevention is about stopping the bees natural instinct to reproduce.

Swarm Control

Swarm control is about controlling what will happen once the bees startbo show signs on swarming

If you discover a swarm

If you think you have discovered a swarm of honey bees

  1. Do not distrube them
  2. Contact a local Beekeeper or association for advice