Bee Facts

Swarming

Life Cycle

Identification

Swarming is the natural reproductive cycle of the honey bee. Basically the colony splits in two...about half fly away in seek of a new home(the swarm that needlessly freaks everyone out). This is a beautiful process but in urban environments can cause some troubles. That is where a beekeeper such as myself is helpful to call...please never spray bees...call a professional who will catch them for free. The Portland area even has an automated swarm line linking you to a network of experienced beekepers...
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