Bee Swarming Basics
An informative and entertaining letter to the editor of the Times-Standard this morning explaining the how and why of honeybees swarming. This is the time of year they do it in Humboldt. As the lady suggests, if you want a swarm removed, call a beekeeper, not an exterminator.
We had a swarm show up in our back yard some years ago. I didn't notice it at first. They didn't make much of a fuss. Then the wife pointed them out to me. They were hanging on the arbor maybe fifteen feet from our back door- a big blob of bees. She called a beekeeper to have them removed but they'd already moved on before he showed up.