Swarming is the way that a honeybee colony reproduces. This usually happens in early spring time when a colony is rapidly growing, but you could find one almost anytime through the year. They tend to be sighted when they are resting as a cluster protecting the queen. Sometimes this cloud is spotted in the air or you may hear the rumbling hum overhead. Although swarming honey bees have little interest in stinging people you should stay away and contact us immediately. Swarms can be harmed by high winds and heavy rainfall, so please contact us as soon as possible if you see a swarm. Donations to support local beekeeping are always appreciated, but not required.