Swarms can happen anytime during New England's warmer months, but our peak season is generally from May through July.
You might hear a loud buzzing sound or see a moving cluster of bees in mid air. This is just a swarm of bees locating to a new place to live that has been sought out by scouter bees. They are harmless and will not hurt you. However, if you are not trained in removing them, please don't as you do not want to harm the bees.
If you have spotted a swarm, contact us right away and we will be happy to come collect the bees and provide those bees with a new home.
This was a swarm about 36 feet high in a tree that had split during a wind storm. I was able to recover the bees the following day, but unfortunately no queen was ever found. Currently the colony is living in my Plainville, Ma apiary and doing well.
Inside of a Tree where honey bees had lived
37 feet high to save this honey bee colony. You can see the bees on the outside of the tree
Inside of a split tree where honey bees lived