Swarm season: Are you starting to see bees? Here’s why.

A wet spring has been frustrating for area farmers, but this spring also has brought some very mild days and bees have been thriving, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

Area bee keepers say when temperatures get out of the 50s bees will become very active and their hives will start to grow. So far this spring, Dayton has had more than 10 days above 70 degrees and very few nights in the 30s.

“Any temperatures above 50 degrees, bees become active. They’re very temperature-sensitive. But, when the temperatures climb into the 60s and into the 70s and beyond, they are having the start of their serious nectar and pollen gathering season. This is when the hives are growing,” local beekeeper, Steve Bennish, said.

If you notice a swarm near your home, make sure to call a beekeeper to safely remove and find a home for the bees. Visit: https://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/swarm-removal/