Bees are here to help us, so we should be there to help them, according to bee keeper Dawn Tucker.
Tucker encourages people not to touch or harm a bee swarm if you see one.
“If you see a swarm of bees in your yard message me on Facebook or call me,” said Tucker in a social media post. “I’ll happily come and collect them.”
Tucker said that without pollination we could lose one-third of our food.
“We need our pollinators,” said Tucker. “Providing a place where they can thrive is important.”
According to Tucker, bees are a hot commodity for beekeepers, so chances are a beekeeper would be more than happy to pick up a swarm if you find one.
“The biggest thing people need to know is bees are not to be afraid of,” said Tucker. “Bees are there to do a job.”
To have a swarm collected, call Tucker at 250-549-9615.