of Honey Bees

Honey Bee SWARMS...

Honey bees normally divide their colony in the Spring- you may find a swarm clinging to a tree or bush in your yard. We capture the swarms with a bee vacuum and give them a new home in an apiary. No poisons are used and we do not harm the bees.

There is NO CHARGE for this service within 10 miles of our base in the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood.

The term “bee” is reserved for bumble bees and the common honey bee, “Apis mellifera”.

Swarm in Tree

Vacuuming bees
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are pollinators of one third of our food supply, including a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and even nuts. If you find a swarm, DON’T KILL THEM. Call us or another beekeeper. (See our links page.)