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Missouri State Beekeepers Association Says It Is Honey Bee Swarm Season

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*submitted by Missouri State Beekeepers Association

 

Spring is just around the corner. Flowers will be blooming, and a sweet fragrance will be in the air!

Missouri honey bees will smell those flowers and be in the air, too. On occasion, you will see a cloud of bees in the air or clumped together on a branch. That is a healthy swarm of honey bees moving on to a new home.

Those same honey bees make a wonderful sweet treat!! Local honey is one of the best natural foods you can eat!!

If you are looking for a source of local Missouri honey, take an internet trip to the Missouri State Beekeepers Association’s website: https://mostatebeekeepers.org/local- honey-finder/. If there are no local beekeepers listed for your area, check out the local clubs (https://mostatebeekeepers.org/local-clubs/) map.

Oftentimes the local beekeeping clubs have their own local honey source list. Also consider stopping by your local Farmers Market.

Beekeepers across the state are ready to sell you this delightful natural sweetener.

Would you like to help those swarming bees find a new home? Jump to the Missouri State Beekeepers Association’s website (https://mostatebeekeepers.org/bee-swarms/) where you can find two bits of information: Individuals willing to grab those swarms (located on the swarm catcher map) AND if there are no individuals listed for your area, check out the local clubs (https://mostatebeekeepers.org/local-clubs/) map.

Oftentimes the local beekeeping clubs have their own swarm catcher list, too.

If you have any questions, please contact MSBA at: [email protected].



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