Swarms are a natural form of colony reproduction for honeybees and on the eastern shore of Maryland it is common for colonies to swarm during the months of March-June. If you see a cluster of honeybees on a tree branch, fence post, mailbox, etc. do not panic, and DO NOT SPRAY THE BEES with water or pesticide as this will aggravate and even kill them. Bees have a very low tendency to sting if they are swarming, they are just looking for a new home. Once they settle, swarms are generally very docile and should not be feared. Honeybees are much easier to relocate when in this cluster. If not collected and relocated, the bees often move into buildings and it becomes a much more invasive and expensive job to remove them. Swarm relocation services are FREE of charge unless deemed to be highly technical, time consuming, or require more than one visit.