Home    |     Map    |     About    |     Events    |     Membership    |     Newsletters    |     Resources

Swarms

Southeast Beekeeping Club
Swarm List


The Southeast Beekeeping Club (SEBC) assists with the statewide bee swarm list. If you see a swarm, you can call 1‑844‑779‑2337 (1‑844‑SPY‑BEES).

Several bee club members maintain the hotline. Please leave detailed information, such as a phone number of someone familar with the swarm and the location of the swarm. You will get a response fairly quickly.

Bee swarms are caught and relocated to beekeepers associated with the SEBC, or other beekeeping groups. Bee swarms are not sold.

Here are some of the questions the swarm hotline will ask:
  • Are the bees brown and fuzzy?
  • Are the bees in a ball or cluster and can be seen easily?
  • How far up in the air are the bees?
  • Are the bees inside of a wall, siding, tree trunk or other enclosed area?
  • Has anyone sprayed the bees with pesticides?


       

Honey Bee Swarm Rescue Meeting

The Southeast Beekeeping Club hosts a presentation on rescuing honey bee swarms.

This presentation explores some of the hardware you'll need to capture a swarm of bees. Many items are re-appropriated household items.

We host this meeting in the spring, generally at the beginning of swam season. The class is taught by local beekeepers, who have captured dozens of swams.

If you are a member of a bee club, like this one, you may be able to join their swam team. Swarm team members must be flexible with their schedules.








Follow this link to Like and Follow Us on Facebook!         Follow this link to the Colorado State Beekeepers Association