Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club can "re-home" local honey bee swarms

Posted at 3:15 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 20:21:49-05

BOISE, Idaho — Spring is right around the corner and you may start seeing swarms of bees moving back into your neighborhood.

Before you try to take on a swarm by yourself, it's best to reach out to local experts.

The Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club makes it easy for you to report a swarm, and a skilled beekeeper will come out and relocate them for you.

You can head over to the their website and click the red "Got a swarm?" button. The button will take you to the Swarm Map where you can find a local beekeeper in your area who will be able to remove the swarm.

These beekeepers are volunteers and are skilled at safely retrieving large clusters of honey bees. By then, the beekeepers will rescue and provide housing in managed beeyards.

The Beekeepers Club says to treat those volunteer beekeepers with respect. While they love to capture bee swarms, they will more than likely avoid hornet and wasp nests.

Bee swarming is nature's way of keeping bees healthy by allowing them to reproduce and is a common occurrence each Spring. Swarming bees are docile and unlikely to attack or sting.

To learn more you can go to the Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club website.