Swarm or Hive?
Knowing whether you're seeing a swarm or a hive will help you describe them when you call us. Are the bees coming in and out of a structure? If so, it's a hive. Or, are you just seeing a mass of bees? If so, it's a swarm: bees looking for a new place to settle in and build a hive.
Don't Exterminate! Swarming bees aren't dangerous, nor are they typically aggressive - because they do not have brood (eggs/larva) or food resources to defend. They're just looking for a place to call home! However, public concerns over locations of swarm points (personal residences, schools, day care centers, senior centers, etc.) are understandable. Here at Eco-Safe, we want to gently remove the swarm and relocate it to a safe and sustainable area... so the bees can establish their new hive!
Hiving bees are bees that have found their spot. Once in hive you will either see the hive and/ or you will notice bees flying in and out of structure, tree - wherever their hive is located. Hives outside of structures are the optimal hives for relocation.