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

Joe FramkiewiczPawleys Island802.345.2977
Stewart HeniforLongs / Loris / North Myrtle Beach843.655.7414 
Karen Hilbourn Loris843.446.9536 
Jacky WaltonGeorgetown843.240.0824 
Rick VereenConway / Aynor843.333.8172 
Mike CostelloMyrtle Beach / Conway / Murrells Inlet843.333.1059 
David YanelloGresham / West of Great PD803.960.1078 
Kevin EdgeHwy 66 / Hwy 905843.283.7853 
Mike MacriConway860.682.5722 
Kevin DukesGeorgetown / Pawleys Island443.995.1497 
Patrick ElvisConway / Aynor / Myrtle Beach / Loris / Marion843.455.3027 
Glenn TylerLoris843.756.7708 
Carleton WhildenSocastee / Murrells Inlet / Myrtle Beach843.457.0039 
Maude HugginsLoris / Aynor / Conway / Marion843.421.7559 

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