UPDATE (August 4): No more swarms that I’ve heard of since this one (from July 5).

BUT, should you come upon one yourself, or any other stinging insect problems, there’s is a local solution for removal: Jerry the Bee Guy lives in the Ravenna/Bryant area, and can help you with your stinging critter problems. Learn more at his website,


UPDATE 2:58 PM: Susan, the beekeeper, has the following to say about swarming bees.

Please know that swarming bees are not dangerous. They are focused on one thing, which is to find a new place to live. They are quite docile and easy to capture in this state.


A neighbor of mine keeps bees. Today the hive split and ended up in another neighbor’s yard. A trap was set, but during the trip to the store for some bee attractant for said trap, the hive moved on!

If you happen to be in the vicinity of 23rd Ave NE and NE 73rd St and you come across an inordinate amount of buzzing, DO LET ME KNOW. I’ll put you in touch with the owner.

Here’s one of many bee swarm videos available on YouTube to give you an idea of what you’re looking for: