If there’s a swarm of bees in your yard or your area, call 417-714-0030 to be connected with an experienced BAC beekeeper who will safely remove them.
What to expect: A beekeeper will arrive with equipment to encourage most of the bee swarm to move into a box. Over the next few hours, the rest of the honey bee swarm will join their sisters in the box. At dusk, the beekeeper will return to remove box, now filled with the swarm, and take it to a safe location where it can thrive.
What to do while you wait: Stay calm. The honey bees will remain together in a clump, except for a few scouts. There is little danger of being stung, but keep others from approaching. If the bee swarm is in a public place, if you can, cordon off the area and post a sign saying that a beekeeper is on the way. DO NOT SPRAY BEES WITH INSECTICIDES!
Extractions: If a honey bee colony is established inside a house, for example, living in the chimney or an attic, or inside a tree, it’s no longer a swarm. The bees can still be safely removed, however, the extraction process is more complicated. The average beekeeper does not have experience in doing such extractions. But, we can refer you to an experienced beekeeper. There will typically be a fee for this type of service, to be negotiated with the individual beekeeper.
**Please note that swarm services are for honey bee removal only. The BAC cannot provide help with wasps or yellowjackets. For more information on identifying honey bees, click here: Identifying Honeybees and Wasps.