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.