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Swarm season – save the bees!

Submitted by on 2019/06/12 – 8:30 am

A swarm of honeybees is not dangerous. Swarms typically occur when about half of the bees in a colony leave with the queen to form a new colony. Swarming is the natural means of reproduction for honeybee colonies.

In the event that a honeybee swarm lands on your property, call 311 to inform the City of the swarm or contact the Edmonton District Beekeeper’s Association and they will send out a beekeeper to remove the swarm at no cost.

Contact the Office of Sustainability if you have concerns with any swarms on or near MacEwan property.

To learn more about wild bees, honeybees, and food security, sign up for an urban beekeeping tour hosted by the Office of Sustainability and our resident beekeeper.