BEE CUT OUT FIELD TRIP!

This Sunday April 29th, 1pm-6pm!
Interested in seeing how a cutout is done? Meet us at
3580 Herbert Faucette Rd, Bullock, NC 27507

The gentleman who owns the house will provide the tools. We just need to provide the people and the bee supplies.

We will be drawing to see who gets to keep the bees, so bring a box and frames, maybe a container for some honeycomb if there is any. If you have a bee vac, please bring it, and any other supplies you think we will need. There is no seating or table, so if you’d like to sit, BYO chair. We are not planning a picnic, but BYOB or snacks, if desired. Click here for the Facebook event

Bee Swarm? Don’t Panic!

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An example of a bee swarm

With Spring, lots of honeybees are starting their warm-season foraging. And with that foraging comes expanding bee colonies, and the potential for bees to need to leave their hive for a larger space to raise their young and store up food for the winter. When bees leave a previous hive, and settle while looking for a new one, they congregate in a large mass, called a swarm.

  • Don’t panic! Unless they are protecting their hive, swarming bees usually don’t sting unless provoked.
  • A swarm is the natural reproduction of a bee colony.
    Usually March-June, but can be anytime until October
  • A swarm is usually “hanging” on an item in a clump -softball size to bigger than a basketball.
  • Bees may also make a hive in odd spaces.
  • DO NOT spray with water, chemicals, or pesticides.
  • Call a beekeeper ASAP to re-home. When in doubt, google!
  • Be prepared to answer questions relating to swarm size, location, property owner, etc.- and take a picture!