Honey Bee Swarms. Honey bees swarm when they are reproducing. As a new queen emerges the old queen and around half of the workers will gather in a swarm containing anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 bees. They do this in an effort to relocate to a new area. Usually, the bees will find an interim place to nest for 1 to 7 days before establishing a new colony.
Trying to remove this many bees can be a daunting task for even an expert beekeeper. Honey bees are not aggressive by nature, unless they are Africanized. When the bees feel their home is being threatened or they are being beaten with sticks or sprayed with water they can become aggressive and begin stinging to protect their area.
Most of the feral bees in the Pinellas County area have some level of Africanization. With proper care and breeding these aggressive traits are bred out of the bees making them useful again for crop pollination. With the impending decline of honey bee population, every effort is made to successfully recover bees when possible. Bee removal in the Clearwater / St. Pete area is best left to the professionals to prevent harm to yourself or other living things.
If you are faced with a problem of honey bees and you are in the Pinellas County area, do not hesitate to call us. We are able to get your situation under control quickly and effectively. Even if you are not certain that your bee situation requires attention, it is in your best interest to take a proactive approach and have it looked into. M.M. Bees, LLC will assess your bees, and fix your bee situation.