Honey bees 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 theses 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 their 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 at 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!

2020 Beekeeper Information for Swarms

Name Location Phone Number
Keith Martin Aynor / Conway 843-907-5867
Rick Pierce Loris / Green Sea 843-241-3528
Nick Heniford Loris 843-516-1432
Eric Sanford Aynor / Conway / Myrtle Beach 843-424-9624
Richard Carter North Myrtle Beach / Little River 904-318-7498
Jacky Walton Georgetown 843-240-0824
Chris Lawrence Loris / Conway / Myrtle Beach 843-458-1801
Stan Janiak Conway / Carolina Forest 843-236-0200
Erik Bodkins Longs / Little River / North Myrtle Beach 304-541-5105
Michael Bond Surfside Beach 843-333-3382
Diane McDowell Conway / Hickory Grove 843-504-6313
Tom Cooke Conway / Myrtle Beach 843-855-4461
Dean Limber Nichols 910-918-9329
Beronica Pridgen Allsbrook / Loris 843-465-0036
Jim Pack Aynor / Galivants Ferry 843-283-4455
Rufus Smith Galivants Ferry 843-504-4370
Stewart Heniford Longs / Loris 843-655-7414
David Yannello Gresham / Pamplico 803-960-1078
Ron Conners Green Sea / Loris 843-756-2308

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