To remove a swarm from your property, follow these steps:
1. Stay calm and keep a safe distance from the swarm. Swarms are generally not aggressive unless provoked.
2. Do not attempt to remove the swarm yourself unless you have experience and proper protective equipment. Instead, it is best to contact a local beekeeper or a professional pest control service specializing in bee removal. They have the knowledge, skills, and necessary equipment to safely handle and remove the swarm.
3. Call your local beekeeping association or search online for a local beekeeper who offers swarm removal services. Many beekeepers are willing to remove swarms for free or for a nominal fee as they are usually interested in capturing and relocating the bees to a safer location.
4. Provide the beekeeper or pest control professional with information about the swarm’s location, size, and accessibility. This will help them plan the best method for removal.
5. While waiting for the professional to arrive, try to keep children and pets away from the area to prevent any accidental disturbances.
6. Once the beekeeper or pest control professional arrives, they will assess the situation and decide on the appropriate method for removal. It may involve using specialized beekeeping tools, traps, or vacuums to safely capture the swarm.
7. After removing the swarm, the beekeeper or professional will relocate the bees to a suitable location, such as a beehive or an apiary, where they can thrive and contribute to pollination.
Remember, it’s important to prioritize the safety of both humans and the bees during the removal process.