If you see a swarm of bees, or a hive where it doesn't belong, you can fill out the info below, & we can help you connect with a local beekeeper who can rescue the bees and provide a home where they can be safe & productive.
Metro Beekeepers Association (MBA) and it's officers make no representation of the skill or qualifications of any beekeeper, and cannot be held liable for damages or injuries caused by the handling, removal, or transport of honey bees.
It is the responsibility of the beekeeper to operate within all state, federal, and local laws.
You can learn more about honey bee removals from Texas Apiary Inspection Service, https://txbeeinspection.tamu.edu/bee-removal/, 979-845-9713 or email TAIS@tamu.edu.
If you are a beekeeper and need to register with the Texas Apiary Inspection Service or want to transport honey bees across county lines click here.
I have a honey bee situation; and that situation looks most like:
A Swarm of Honey Bees
A swarm of bees is best described as an open cluster of bees that could be on the ground, on a tree, on a fence, on a wall, or pretty much any where out in the open with no observable honey comb. A swarm of bees will only hang around temporarily because they are looking for a permanent home where they will build honey comb, store honey, and raise more bees. It is very important to report swarms quickly so the bees don't end up in a location where they are not wanted (in a wall, attic, etc). Some beekeepers will rescue swarms at no cost.
A Hive of Honey Bees
A hive of bees is best described an established colony that may reside in a wall, in an eve, in an attic, compost container, water meter box, inside a tree, in any container really, rarely they are in an open air colony on a tree or eve that will contain visible honey comb. Streams of bees going in/out of a crack in a wall or small opening typically means there is a hive in the structure. A hive can contain approximately 10,000 - 60,000+ bees depending on the season and age of the colony. Hive removal from a structure can be labor intensive most beekeepers will charge a fee for a hive removal.