March 15, 2016

While a honeybee swarm is relatively harmless, it can be a frightening sight. A swarm of honeybees may cluster into a roughly round shape onto an object like a tree branch. The Utah County Beekeepers Association (UCBA) has a free swarm removal program for Utah County residents. If you should spot a swarm of honeybees, please contact the UCBA as soon as possible or send an email (ut.co.beekeepers@gmail.com). Swarms should not be sprayed with water or disturbed in any other way. It is best to clear the area until a licensed beekeeper arrives to make the removal. Honeybees are a protected species in our state and they should not be destroyed. Visit the UCBA website for more information.