Did you know that under normal circumstances, all healthy honey bee colonies swarm at least once a year? Well they do, and when this happens the swarm has to look for a new home. And many times, the new home that they find is already inhabited... by humans! All too often when bees swarm they end up moving into someone's house. Beekeepers and exterminators alike get lots of calls every year from homeowners who are dealing with this very issue. What would happen if we could divert some of these swarms from buildings to a more suitable new home?
Well it is possible! With the Swarm Saver you can attract a swarming bee colony, giving them an alternative to unsuitable new nest sites such as the soffit of your house! You DO NOT need to be a beekeeper, live out in the country, or know anything about bees, either. Simply put one or more Swarm Savers in your back yard, "bait" it with lemongrass oil (inlcuded), and watch it every day. You can even paint and decorate the box. When a swarm and its queen moves in, just call your local beekeeper to come pick it up. You will give him a boost to his livelihood and most likely, you will save a bee colony at the same time! And perhaps your good deed will earn you some fresh local honey in return. There really is no place safer for a colony of bees than a beekeepers apiary. Or if you prefer, you can put the new colony in a proper hive box and become a beekeeper yourself!
Saving the bees can happen one colony at a time, and this is your chance to make a difference. Saving one or more colonies every year really can be as easy as placing Swarm Savers in your yard... And the more you put out, the better!
The Swarm Saver is great for:
Gardeners and Nature Lovers
Anyone Who Wants to Save the Bees
If you are concerned about being stung by swarming bees, don't be! When bees are swarming, their main concern is sticking together and surrounding the queen. It is extremely rare for bees to sting anything when they are looking for a new home. Once they move into a new home, they begin to be protective of the entrance to their hive. As long as you give them a little space, the last thing that they want to do is sting!
The Swarm Saver box is made from 100% recycled biodegradable cardboard. Its wax coating makes it quite durable. If you take care of it, you may get two seasons out of it if you do not capture a swarm your first year!