Swarming Bees Show Up Everywhere

FAIRFAX, Va. (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.