Help! I've got BEES!

People often call ECOBA when a swarm of honeybees enters their lives.  We have many members who are willing and able to remove swarms.

How you can help:

When bees swarm, time is of the essence.   A swarm in the open is relatively easy to catch, but will only stay in the open several hours before finding a refuge.  Once they find a defensible nesting site – inside a tree, wall or attic – capture is much more difficult. 

Have answers to the following questions when you call:

  • WHO:  Please provide your name, address and callback number.
  • WHAT:  Are you sure they’re honeybees?  Take photos of the swarm with your cell phone to send to the person you contact!
  • WHEN:  How long have the bees been in their present location?
  • WHERE:  What is the address where they are located? Are they on your property?  If not, whose property are they on?  If we can’t find you, we can’t collect the swarm!
  • HOW MANY:  What size is the swarm ball – like a softball? basketball? beachball?
  • HOW HIGH: How high off the ground are they?  Are they in a tree or bush?  Can the tree or shrub limb be cut if necessary?

 Please note that if a swarm of bees has taken up residence inside an attic or wall, there may be costs involved in repairing damage from removal & cleanup, and you should be prepared to contact a specialist in removal of this type of swarm, or a home repair expert once we leave. Any person you contact will explain how this works as it relates to their services.  

Come get my bees!

Honeybee Swarm Catch or Remove List