Honey Bee Swarm Season 2018 April/May

Swarms are exciting! It is the birth of a new colony.

Before leaving the original colony, honey bees gorge on honey for the journey to move to a new home. They are generally not very defensive but can be enticed to sting. Please, do NOT spray with poisons or try to kill. Swarms are only in a temporary resting place until they rest enough to move on to their final destination. This activity is a very common occurrence in April and May. Many people find them in their yards or around their homes. Swarms can be harmed by high winds, hail, and heavy rains as well as cold, freezing weather.

Swarm CaptureHoney bees are a valuable asset, and a beekeeper would be able to give them a good home.

Find a swarm of honey bees?

Free of charge, and as a public service, I will be more than happy to remove or pick-up your un-welcomed honey bee swarm! I am available in Johnson, Wyandotte, and Miami counties in Kansas, as well as Jackson County in Missouri. I will even try to leave you with a small jar of honey for your effort.

Contact me.

By completing and submitting the ‘contact form’ below, I will receive immediate notification via email through my mobile device, and will be in touch with you in short order. Thank you for your notification and inquiry!

If I cannot come to retrieve the swarm, I can pass on the information to other beekeepers that can assist. For swarms in other areas of Kansas, please use this list from the NEKBA or Kansas State University link for a list of other beekeepers throughout Kansas that are looking for a swarm.


As a disclaimer, I cannot assume responsibility related to the swarm collection or extraction activity, and I shall be held harmless for any actions or activities related to any honey bee collection, including but not limited to information used, liabilities, or resultant damages, injuries, or bodily harm that might occur. Thank you!

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