A swarm is a natural reproduction of a bee colony. Swarm season is generally March until June but can be seen until October.
When a hive gets large and needs to split, the queen and half of the colony will leave. Wherever the queen lands, the hive will surround her to keep her safe and cool.
Sometimes the queen can land in odd places. So if you see a bunch of bees in a softball to basketball size ball, you spotted a swarm!
Call (919) 892-3670.
GCBA will help connect you to a local beekeeper.
The beekeeper will find a safe place for the bees to settle and remove them.
Have the following information available when calling:
Please note we only deal with honeybees. We cannot help with wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, etc.
Do not spray or disturb the swarm!
Do not use water, insect spray or pesticides!