Swarming is a natural process of the honeybee. When a hive gets too crowded, the colony divides itself to look for a new home, led by the Queen. An interesting fact about swarms is that this is when the honeybees are usually the least aggressive! There is no hive for them to defend. The swarm can look intimidating, but usually is harmless.
It only takes about a day or two for the swarm to find a new hive, but if you see one near your home or business, we're happy to rescue these bees. Please feel free to contact these members to assist with swarm removal:
Larry Meherg (330-749-3634) Near Mill Creek Township only
Jerry Shaw (740-545-6628) All Coshocton County areas
Dale Coates (740-610-4415) NE Coshocton County and Keene, West Lafayette and Coshocton City areas
Jennifer Bush (740-403-6269) SW Coshocton County
Becky Frame (937-248-9269) Eastern Coshocton County
If you aren't necessarily located in one of these county areas, please still call any of these folks listed. We'll help you!