Here is a picture of a swarm we removed in July. The hive had been established for about 4 years and was getting to the point of being a nuisance for the owner. Like all swarms we remove we attempt to save as many bees as possible to either start a new hive (or hives). Most removals do not have much honey, but this one was an exception. Most removals in a building do damage and must be repaired after the hive is removed. This one didn’t matter as the owner was planning on residing soon anyway. Notice how the bees use the entire space from rafter to rafter. Had there been easy access to fill the other rafters they would have done that too.

Swarm size is 4'X6'

Swarm size is 4’X6′