Watch: Bee swarm removed from Bridgeport Village


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As summer approaches, bee swarms are looking for new homes, and that’s exactly what happened at Bridgeport Village this week.

A large swarm of honey bees was spotted in a tree in the shopping center. The general manager contacted a bee removal service, who knew of a woman looking for a new swarm of bees for her farm.

The bees are known to swarm around their queen while sending out ‘runners’ to search for a new home.

The woman came and safely relocated them to her farm. 

Officials tell the public not to panic if they come across a swarm of bees. They also say not to hurt the bees, who are a critical part of our food chain.

They recommend contacting a beekeeper for free swarm removal

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Twitter News Widget

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss