• Swarming is the natural process of colony reproduction.
  • The queen bee will leave the colony with a large group of worker bees, usually 50%-60% of  the colony.
  • A swarm will usually gather in a tree or on a bush in the vicinity of the original colony to rest and send scouts out to look for a new home.
  • The bees will cluster around the queen until the scouts have found a suitable home.
  • Swarms in our area tend to take place between April & June.
  • Bees in a hanging swarm tend to be non aggressive as they do not have a hive to defend, however always treat swarms with caution.
  • A swarm usually relocates to a permanent spot within 24 hours.


If you see a honeybee swarm in or around Carson City, Nevada call us right away!!

We pick up swarms as far south as Gardnerville Nevada and as far north as Washoe Valley Nevada

(775) 267-1451 (Office) (775) 297-5556 (Mobile)


If your outside of Northern Nevada and your in need a beekeeper to remove a swarm of honeybees please see the National Honeybee Swarm Removal Directory.