Imagine this: it's a sunny afternoon and you're getting ready to mow the lawn. As you make your way to the outdoor shed to get the gear you need, you hear a buzzing noise. You look at a small dogwood tree and see a massive ball of moving insects.

You're terrified, but when you find the nerve to step a little closer you discover that these aren't any old insects--they're honeybees.

What should you do?

If you say RUN, I don't blame you; however, there is something you should know: honeybees are vital to our ecosystem. Don't reach for the nearest bottle of raid or dial up an exterminator when you can call a local beekeeper.

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Beekeepers know how to subdue the swarm and can relocate the honeybees. Once relocated, honeybees can get to work pollinating local gardens and creating honey in a safe environment.

WVUA23 Meteorologist and local beekeeper Richard Scott recently offered to relocate bee swarms free of charge.

We're well into swarm season... Here's a reminder just incase.

Don’t kill the honey bees!

March - May is swarm season!...

Posted by Richard Scott on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Swarm season for honeybees runs from March through May, so remember to contact a local beekeeper if you spot a swarm in your yard.

Should you encounter a swarm of hornets, yellowjackets, or wasps, I suggest you call a priest, a realtor, or your local nuclear armament specialist.

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