Bee Swarms: What Causes Them and What You Can Do About Them

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Here at Florida Bee Removal, we are experts in all types of bees and their behavior. Many of our customers ask us how and why a bee colony came to be living in their walls in the first place, and in many cases, the answer is that the bees first arrived as a bee swarm. Our team wants to help you prevent bee infestations, so in this article, we’ll go over what causes bee swarms and what you can to do prevent one from entering your home.

prevent bee swarms from entering your home

When a bee colony grows past a certain size, a second queen will hatch. The colony will then split in two, with the old queen and half of the worker bees setting out to find a new home, and these migrations are called bee swarms. Although they usually nest in hollow trees, a bee swarm will take up residence in just about any cavity it can find, and that includes any hollows in your home. If a swarm is trying to enter your home, you’ll see a large mass of bees clustered together on one of the exterior walls. In that situation, give our team at Florida Bee Removal a call to remove the swarm before it can settle in.

There are a number of steps you can take to prevent bee swarms from entering your home. Cover large entrances, like windows or doors, with screens that have at least six meshes per inch. For smaller gaps, seal with caulking or expandable foam. If you’ve dealt with bee swarms before, make sure that all traces of the combs and honey have been removed, as the scent is likely to attract more—fortunately, if you choose our team at Florida Bee Removal for assistance, you won’t have to worry about this issue.