Swarming is the natural way that bees will propagate new hives in the wild. When you see a swarm of bees in flight they are either looking for a spot to land to plan the search for their new home, or they are flying to their new home. Typically they will land on some object nearby like a branch of a tree, sign or a fence post. They will of course land anywhere they think is good to do the planning. It is in this planning and searching phase that the beekeeper has the best opportunity to collect them.
This is a swarm
The primary diffence between a swarm and a cut out is the bees are established in their new home when they are a cut out. A cut out could be any hollow tree or building that they have deemed suitable for living space. Once they are in a structure like a home removal is always destructive and can be very difficult. In addition to a Beekeeper who can remove the bees you will also need a qualified contractor who can repair the home.
These are cut out situations
When calling your local Beekeeper please include as much information as possible. This will help them ensure they are properly prepaired for collection.
|Bruce Deafenbaugh||330-565-5414||East Palestine, Columbiana, Unity, New Springs|
|Chuck Laird||330-272-3711||Southern Trumbull, Northern Mahoning|
|Don Kovach||330-782-0512||Youngstown, Austintown, Canfield|
|Hector Colon||330-782-0512||Youngstown, Austintown, Canfield|
|Perry Toth||330-501-8834||Youngstown, Boardman, Canfield|
|Chuck Laird||330-646-9546||Southern Trumbull, North Mahoning|
|George Stacy||330-360-8717||Mahoning, Columbiana|
|David Shoaff||330-416-0995||Leetonia, Lisbon, Salem, Columbiana|
|Don Duda||330-503-6725||Mahoning, Columbiana|
|Tom McMonagle||330-787-7562||Mahoning, Columbiana|
|Lory Mowad||330-770-2937||Poland, New Middletown, Springfield|
|Joe Bethuy||330-542-0215||Poland, Springfield|
|Eddy Erhardt||330-207-7025||Columbiana, Springfield, Poland|
We get calls every year from individuals who believe they have a swarm of honey bees but they are actually yellow jackts. The primary visual difference is Honey Bees have an abundance of hair and Yellow Jackets have very little. The Yellow Jackets body is smooth with the exception of small amounts of hair on their heads. Honey Bees are vegetarian and only eat nectar and pollen. Yellow Jackets are carnivorous and eat meat and sweet liquids. Yellow Jackets not Bees show up at the family picnic to feast.