Washington State Beekeepers Association

Keeping the Bee in Business


Think you may have a Bee Swarm?!

Bee swarms are not aggressive
If you find a swarm of honeybees on or near your property, don’t worry!

Bees are valuable!
Please don’t use insecticide or call an exterminator.

Check out our resources below 
Local beekeepers are usually happy to help you safely remove the swarm.

Bee swarm in a tree photo

Not sure that it’s a Honeybee Swarm?

Honeybee swarms are easy to identify. For one, there won’t be a hive of any type, just a large mass of bees clinging to an object. Also, a honeybee is different from a wasp and yellowjacket as identified by the pictures here: