While a honeybee swarm is relatively harmless, it can be a frightening sight. Honeybees swarm as part of their natural reproductive cycle — they swarm when a queen and a good portion of the worker population of bees leave the hive to find a new home. Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers warn that swarms should not be sprayed with water or disturbed in any other way, and want the public to know that beekeepers from their group can help by removing a swarm — it is best to clear the area until a beekeeper arrives.

To report a swarm, call Al Maloney, 832-5162.