Monday, 24 March 2014

Honey Bee Swarms are on their way to Herts and Beds...

Swarming season is set to arrive early this year due to the unusually warm Winter in Herts and Beds. If honeybee swarms are not dealt with quickly and efficiently they soon find a more permanent home – usually in a loft, chimney or wall cavity.
Many pest control companies who are called to deal with honeybee  infestations terminate them – this is unnecessary and detrimental to our local bee population. Instead, we urge anyone who finds a swarm, whether in their home or in the local community to call an experienced bee-keeper!

Cardona & Son are different, we save bees. We patiently collect and extract  the bees and re-home them back into the local area, safely into hives, ready to make beautiful local honey.

Here are our top tips for what to do if you’re faced with a swarm....

-          Don’t panic! Swarming bees are less likely to sting or attack as they are not defending a hive
-          However, for safety, keep pets and children out of the immediate area until you have sought advice
-          Call an experienced bee-keeper – Aim to  have the swarm collected as soon as possible to avoid infestation which may be more costly to remove

-          Don’t assume they will just go away by themselves!

If you need any advice on swarms - feel free to give Andre a call on 07958 655962


  1. Thanks for the advice. I remember when my children were quite young we had a swarm of bees in our tree. My daughter was in the garden painting at a table and kept saying there were lots of bees. I said it was because she was sitting next to the Lavender and they were attracted to it. When I looked out though I realised it was a swarm. We contacted a beekeeper who collected them and took them to a hive. The children loved watching the beekeeper collect the bees and we filmed it which is great to watch!

  2. Thanks for the heads-up! Literally. :) Yes, it's worrying specially if you're not sure if the kiddies are allergic! Happy to hear you're saving bees. Good luck with it Cardona & Son!