I realize this could be filed under "preaching to the choir" category, but it's a good time of year to remind ourselves to remind our friends and neighbors of the following:
â€¢ If you see a swarm, don't panic. A swarm is generally a good thing.
â€¢ DO NOT use insecticide to try to kill a swarm. Bees are way to valuable for that kind of treatment.
â€¢ Swarms are fairly benign and unlikely to sting.
â€¢ Call your local police or fire department and ask for their list of beekeepers. Or call a beekeeping friend. Any beekeeper will love you for it.
â€¢ If you simply do nothing, the swarm is likely to go away.