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 you 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 Framkiewicz||Pawleys Island||802.345.2977|
|Stewart Henifor||Longs / Loris / North Myrtle Beach||843.655.7414|
|Rick Veree||Conway / Aynor||843.333.8172|
|Mike Costello||Myrtle Beach / Conway / Murrells Inlet||843.333.1059|
|David Yanello||Gresham / West of Great PD||803.960.1078|
|Kevin Edge||Hwy 66 / Hwy 905||843.283.7853|
|Kevin Dukes||Georgetown / Pawleys Island||443.995.1497|
|Patrick Elvis||Conway / Aynor / Myrtle Beach / Loris / Marion||843.455.3027|
|Carleton Whilden||Socastee / Murrells Inlet / Myrtle Beach||843.457.0039|
|Maude Huggins||Loris / Aynor / Conway / Marion||843.421.7559|