Home Exciting weather forecast: Bee “swarm” clouds replace “storm” clouds! With urban beekeeping trending steeply, keeping bees in bee-homes and out of human-homes is vital news. Top 3 tips are: Do not panic. Swarming bees have only one goal … find a new home then keep pollinating our flowers essential for our smelling roses … and eating. Consider putting this info in your phone: 503.444.8446 | beeallies.com/report. Use them to report and connect in minutes to a nearby beekeeper wanting to help. Ask your friends to join you too. then … 3. If you see a swarm or hear of one, call ASAP. Each minute counts to catch bees before they fly into a location they choose. What we seek to prevent is this Curios to learn more? These links have stills, raw footage and educational materials on the purpose, challenges and importance of rescuing swarms. PSA flyer with swarm images to share Swarm images and footage Structural rescues folder #1 | folder #2 – what we’re trying to avoid Bee tree rescues – even more complicated Completely new to bees? Our Newbee page is for you. See our essential tools and gear page with in-depth recommendations. Link to classes – expanded courses for 2016 Join one of our frequent Meetups Access FREE info on swarms, feeding bees, much more here. In the hive tips and resources for NOW Stop yellow jackets NOW. See our DIY guide to kill yellow jacket queens this season … not battle her 5,000 + offspring this fall. Watch for honeybees flying at 60 degs or warmer. If only a few, esp if acting aimless and/or sluggish, they may be getting robbed or you may need to feed. Email or call 503.975.2391 for help. Test and feed light but alive hives. Lift back end of hive to see how heavy or light it feels. Feeding instructions. Feed dry sugar ONLY until days are consistently over 60 degrees. New! swarm catching powerpoint resource. Detailed. Images and vids. Your feedback wanted.