Every year MDBA volunteers help their communities by collecting local swarms. This is a win-win deal because not only do our beekeepers get a new colony of survivor stock, but the bees get removed from unfortunate locations, are saved from being sprayed with pesticides, and the club receives a $50 donation to help with our education outreach and other programs.
MDBA members are volunteers. We are not licensed contractors and will pass on hazardous or difficult removals. If the swarm is hanging from the high voltage lines call PG&E. And if it has moved inside a building, it is no longer a swarm. Here’s a video of a structural removal – and a great illustration of why we recommend leaving structural removals to the experts.