A swarm of bees should not be approached by people with no experience with bees in the interests of health and safety.
A swarm can be a very dramatic and alarming sight as there may be hundreds of bees swirling around. They will eventually settle into a cluster if not too disturbed. Do not be tempted to hush them away as they could then follow you..in which case you may be in serious trouble.
Encourage people to keep away from the area where the bees are swarming and leave them be. If the bees chase you…RUN
Bees can swarm on Lamp Posts, Fire Hydrants, Benches, Buildings, Chimneys, Trees or any static object and in the most akward of places.. The size of the swarm can vary.
Bees in swarm mode are not prone to stinging but it can happen.
Do not attempt to kill them as bees are hugely vital to the planet and in helping to keep us all fed because of their role as pollinators
If you see a swarm of bees contact Pat Crowley the secretary of East Waterford Beeskeepees Association at 086816653 or contact your local fire department.