Hi all of you lovely Beeks!
Are you here because you found a swarm on your property? Click here!
Let’s think about our ABQBeeks swarm/bee removal operation like a triage
STATION 1: Pre-Covid-19, the BernCo Extension Office & 311 fielded calls from homeowners. The extension office is CLOSED. Therefor Birdie & Lu Lu will be fielding these calls. Be aware that there will be A LOT of calls once colonies start blasting out swarms. We need a few Beeks to help relieve some of the pressure from us if we are getting calls simultaneously. Please contact us if you want to join this station.
STATION 2: Since the office is closed, the volunteer station will be your phone & computer in your home. WE ABSOLUTELY NEED BEEKS TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS VITAL SERVICE. Sign up on the spread sheet covering the shifts from 10-4:30, 7 days a week. Sign up for as many time slots as you can. Lu Lu or Birdie will be calling you. Your job will be to take the name/number of the homeowner and get their information. You will then start calling beekeepers on our swarm/bee removal list to go out to the swarm site.
STATION 3: You are the beekeepers who are on the swarm/bee removal list. Please answer the call and respond to the swarm site in a timely way. If you cannot go, please say so and STATION 2 beeks will keep calling others on our lists until someone can go out to the site.
WE WILL ALL HAVE A CHANCE TO CATCH SWARMS AND RE-HOME BEES. PLEASE BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR TIME AND ENERGY IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS THE BEST YEAR EVER!
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Swarm Hotline instructions and questionnaire for property owners who discover a swarm in their yard: