A swarm of bees on a post.

Swarm Removal

Preserving bees helps our ecosystem and food supply. Swarms of bees can easily be lost to parasites or disease. I take the role of handling swarms and taking care of the bees very seriously.

This is a Complimentary Service

To schedule a removal: Email: sunflowerbeeco@gmail.com

Call: 206.612.1148

Close up of bees.

IMPORTANT

Please do not spray the bees with anything. We will not be able to assist you if you have sprayed the bees with an insecticide. If you try to spray them down with solvents, water, etc. it will only make the bees angry and defensive. When left alone, honeybees are at their most docile when they are in a swarm cluster.

If you think you see a honeybee swarm, if possible, please be prepared to answer the following questions when you contact our swarm coordinator.

  • What is the address/location of the bees?

  • How accessible is the swarm? For example how high up are they?

  • Are you able to send us a picture of the swarm?

  • Is there anything flowering or blooming near the swarm?

  • What is the size of the swarm? (e.g. baseball or basketball-sized)

  • Do the bees have any yellow on them? Are they any other colors?

  • Are they fuzzy-looking?

  • How long have they been there?

  • Have you seen them there before?

  • Has anyone sprayed them with anything?

  • Is the swarm on your property or someone else’s?

  • Has anyone else been called to handle the swarm?

  • Do you know a beekeeper that lives close by?

  • How did you know to call us?

Existing Hives & Cut-Outs

For existing hives which have established themselves in a tree or in a building, please contact:

 Above and Below Bee and Gardening

(206) 491-8912

above.below.bgs@gmail.com