Bee swarms often rest in one spot for a day or two on their way to a new home.
If they are resting in a tree, don’t worry. But if they are still there after 24 hours, then call a removal specialist.
If they are entering into your attic or walls, call right away!
Note – if you find an established colony in your home or garage, or under the floor of your shed, call for experienced help. Don’t win a “Darwin Award” by trying to take care of them yourself!
Savorist Monica King is a third generation bee keeper and has been doing bee rescues for years.
She has this on her website: “contact me:
kingmonica772 (AT) gmail (DOT) com
or call/text 520-240-0532”
More Bee Relocation Specialists:
The Southern Arizona Beekeepers (SAZBA) maintains an online list of beekeepers who practice ethical and humane (and toxin-free!) bee removal across Southern Arizona. You can call anyone of them, and most of them will travel across multiple areas.
Don’t Live in S. Arizona?
The American Beekeeping Federation offers this list of safe bee removal folks – by state.
If the swarm moves on before the beekeeper arrives, give them a call or text.
Some folks will travel long distances to help you deal with bees in your yard. (and as I write this gasoline is nearing $5 a gallon.)
Want to Keep Bees?
Savorist Monica King offers classes on the topic every so often. We will tell you in our newsletter, or you can contact her through her website.
Southern Arizona Beekeepers can help too. They meet monthly
More at: southernAZbeekeepers.org
And the American Beekeeping Federation offers a list of groups in your area.
Plants for Pollinators
To learn more about native pollinator plants & growing a pollinator garden:
Savorist Dr. Jacqueline Soule writes often about that topic on her gardening site Gardening With Soule (.net).
She offers numerous classes on her classes site on New Zenler.
Arizona Native Plant Society can help too.
More at: AZNPS.org