If you see a swarm of honey bees and want a responsible beekeeper to come and catch it… we have a list!
The Edmonton and Area Swarm Catchers List
For the area you are in, please call one of the wonderful volunteer beekeepers and be prepared to answer a few questions (as best you can):
When it arrived?
Do you own the property/house?
Listed by name, email, phone number and then what area they cover.
If all goes well then the swarm can sometimes be taken away in less than an hour (no promises).
A copy of this is being sent to Clint at Bee Maid Coop as well.
If you want to catch your own swarms, make sure to get a few pro tips from an experienced beekeeper like this article from Malcom.
Remember, beekeepers won’t help you relocate a dozen bumblebees. If you see 25 large fuzzy bees going in and out of a hole then you most likely have bumble bees. A real honey bee swarm in a tree… looks like this (red arrows)————–>