|Most beekeepers are only
interested in capturing easy to access
honeybee swarms, but some will help you with more difficult situations
other bee problems. Here are a few tips before calling a beekeeper
about a bee problem.
- Check out my photos page so that you can identify the
situation you have.
- Be prepared to email or text message at least two photos
closeup and one distant photo) of the bees to the beekeeper. The
photo will help the beekeeper identify the type of bees you have, and
the distant photo will help him/her get a better sense of the entire
- Do not spray the bees, not even with water. Beekeepers
interested in capturing honeybees that have been poisoned and are
destined to perish, nor do they want to contaminate their equipment
any poisons. Spraying the bees with water will weaken the colony and
can kill many bees. Beekeepers want strong healthy colonies with a live
lot of beekeepers are hobbyists. Keeping bees doesn't exactly pay the
bills. So if you call a number and the message on the answering system
is an accounting firm, your first instinct would be to hang up, but you
should leave a message. You might have called the beekeeper at his real
employment, so please leave a message. Beekeepers love these calls, but
hate to loose an opportunity to capture a swarm because someone was
afraid they dialed the wrong number.