A swarm of honey bees moved into one of my kestrel boxes today. I’ve heard their numbers are down. Should I contact someone to come and get them, since they are nicely contained?
Marina Chainey, Richmond, California
Good idea. Here’s a link to the Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association (http://www.diablobees.org). When you go to this website, look on the left side of the screen and click on “Honey bee removals.” It will take you to another page where you can find names of their volunteer members who will come get the bees and put them in a proper bee hive, instead of a kestrel nest box. There’s usually a $50 donation charge. It’s for a good cause. /Gary