Honey bee swarms feed on honey before they leave their hive to go out to form a new colony. Honey bees are extremely smart and send out scout bees to find a new safe place for their new colony! Many times these clusters of honey bees can appear as a cloud in the air but when rested they are clustered to protect their queen bee.
A resting swarm is normally only located within 100 yards of its original colony. Some ways to keep your honey bees from swarming is to do the following:
- Replace your queen when she is less productive
- Providing enough space (deeps/supers), all depending on your colony size
Even though swarming honey bees or honey bees that have little interest in harming people should stay away and call a beekeeper immediately!
Honey bee swarms can be damaged very easily, by heavy rains and high winds, so please contact a beekeeper and SAVE THE BEES!
2023 Beekeeper Information for Swarms
|Longs / Loris / North Myrtle Beach
|Conway / Aynor
|Myrtle Beach / Conway / Murrells Inlet
|Gresham / West of Great PD
|Hwy 66 / Hwy 905
|Georgetown / Pawleys Island
|Conway / Aynor / Myrtle Beach / Loris / Marion
|Socastee / Murrells Inlet / Myrtle Beach
|Loris / Aynor / Conway / Marion