Watch: Bee swarm removed from Bridgeport Village

Animals

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

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