Nashville homeowners, did you know it’s bee mating season? In the coming weeks, you may notice bees swarming in order to reproduce at colony level. But not to worry, during mating season bees are less defensive and are a lot less likely to sting humans.
According to recent reports, more than 700 North American bee species are declining. Bees not only create honey, they also play an important role in helping sustain agricultural production.
If you see any bee swarms around or near you home, be sure not to swat at them or try to remove them in any way, as this could be potentially dangerous to you in the long-run. Since bees are defenseless during swarming season, they are also less of a harm to you.
To summarize, here are a few important things to remember if you see a large grouping of bees on or near your property:
- Do not swat, spray, or disrupt the bees in any way.
- Do not attempt to remove the bee swarm yourself.
- If you wish to rid your property of bees, be sure to call a professional beekeeper.
To find a professional beekeeper in your area, visit the Nashville Beekeeper Association’s website at http://nashbee.org/.
Here’s a local map of locations swarms have been spotted