Have a swarm of bees and not sure what to do about it? Please read this page and contact us with the phone number provided below.
Preserving bees helps our ecosystem and food supply. Swarms of bees can easily be lost to parasites or disease. We take the role of handling swarms and taking care of the bees very seriously. Please contact our Swarm Coordinator if you see a swarm of honeybees clustered in a round shape on an object (for example a tree branch).
If you think you see a honeybee swarm, if possible, please be prepared to answer the following questions when you contact our swarm coordinator.
- What is the address/location of the bees?
Please provide directions and coordinates (e.g. North)
- How accessible is the swarm? For example how high up are they?
- Are you able to send us a picture of the swarm?
- Is there anything flowering or blooming near the swarm?
- What is the size of the swarm? (e.g. baseball or basketball-sized)
- Do the bees have any yellow on them? Are they any other colors?
- Are they fuzzy-looking?
- How long have they been there?
- Have you seen them there before?
- Has anyone sprayed them with anything?
- Is the swarm on your property or someone else’s?
- Has anyone else been called to handle the swarm?
- Do you know a beekeeper that lives close by?
- How did you know to call us?
For Help with a Swarm
For the fastest response, please call. If you cannot contact us by phone, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will get back in touch with you as soon as possible!
Existing Hives & Cut-outs
For existing hives which have established themselves in a tree or in a building, please contact us using the phone number or email above, and leave a message with a description of the circumstance, the location, and include callback number. We will get back in touch with you as soon as possible in an effort to get you in touch with an individual who can provide you with a quote for any work that must be done in your specific circumstance.
Please do not spray the bees with anything. We will not be able to assist you if you have sprayed the bees with an insecticide. If you try to spray them down with solvents, water, etc. it will only make the bees angry and defensive. Honey bees are usually not aggressive unless they feel threatened.
If you are a member of the Wasatch Beekeepers and would like to be on the swarm call list, please fill out this swarm catcher form.