A swarm of bees can seem like a serious buzzkill in spring, but one local beekeeper says Baltimore residents should not panic when they see hundreds of pollinators cluster together outside of a hive.
Here’s a few things to know about why bees congregate on the sides of trees and buildings and ways to keep yourself and family safe:
Why do bees swarm?
Bees are biologically meant to swarm in large groups on surfaces outside of a hive about once a year, usually in the springtime, said Charles DeBarber, a self-taught beekeeper who works with the Filbert Street Garden.
Hives typically swarm in this manner because their...