Do You Need Help with a Honey Bee Swarm?
Thanks for thinking of a local beekeeper!
Here at Balm + Honey Farm, we are serious about saving honey bees. To that end, we get over 100 requests a year to handle swarms that have landed where bees weren't expected or wanted.
Before you call or email our farm, please answer these four questions:
Are you located in Cass, Marion, Titus, or Morris County, Texas?
We are only servicing these counties in 2022. State law(s) forbid transportation of honey bees across state lines without licensing.
Are the bees inside an inhabited structure (house, building, etc.)?
We do not remove bees that are inside buildings due to excessive insurance requirements and liability.
Are you SURE you are dealing with honey bees?
Believe it or not, we often get requests from folks who mistake honey bees for wasps, dirt daubers, or ground hornets.
Have the honey bees been at the location for more than 24 hours?
Often swarms of honey bees will land at a temporary site (fence post, tailgate, mail box, playground equipment, tree branch, etc.) while they search for a permanent home. They usually move on their own within 12-72 hours.
If you are located in our service area and have bees in an accessible location that have been there for more than 24 hours, we may be able to help.
Please call our farm at: 903-639-7627, or email us at: email@example.com with the following information:
- Your name
- Your phone number
- The address of the swarm's location
- Description of where the bees are (in a water meter, under a trampoline, etc.)
We will do our best to get in touch within 24 hours. Thank you!
Can't wait for us? Try doing an online search for a Beekeeper's Association in your area. Our favorite local clubs include:
Caddo Trace Beekeeper's Association - Mt. Pleasant, Texas (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Texarkana Beekeeper's Association - Texarkana, TX/AR (email: email@example.com)