Knowing the difference between a swarm and a hive will help you describe them to a beekeeper.
Is there a structure the bees are coming in and out of? Or is it just a mass of bees? If there’s a structure, it’s a hive and you will need a bee hive removal. If not, it’s a bee swarm – bees looking for a new place to settle in and build a hive.
In your message to our members, make sure to mention:
– the location of the bees
– what do you see?
– how long have the bees been there?
– what is the nature of the colony?
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