Swarming Bees Show Up Everywhere

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Some species of bees swarm to find new nest locations for the summer and fall. The majority of the colony stays in one place while scouts look for a location to build a nest.

The swarms congregate around the queen bee on anything from a tree branch to a car and are very docile. The sight can be very unnerving to passers-by, but the bees don't have a nest to defend, so they are very unlikely to become aggressive and sting.

Bees that are swarming around homes or public buildings can be removed by trained beekeepers.