Neighbors probably know that there are a number of beekeepers who live in the city. Those beekeepers want you to know that there are also A LOT of beekeepers around to help.
Now that it’s Spring, some healthy honey bees may run out of hive space and go out looking for a new place to call home–swarming!
Bee swarms contain thousands of harmless, homeless honey bees. These are local, sustainable bees and many beekeepers would love to give them a new hive to call their own.
If you see a swarm, to ensure that it’s collected in a safe and timely manner, snap a picture. Then, call or text the DC Beekeeper Alliance Swarm Squad at 202-255-4318.
The squad is really quick about this. There are dozens of beekeepers in every ward on standby waiting for a call.
DC Beekeepers are fellow citizens, not a government agency or company.
For more information visit: https://www.dcbeekeepers.org/have-swarm-bees