Swarm season for the honey bee has started in California. The beekeepers are tell us that in the next two weeks we should start seeing a whole lot more bees as the weather warms up. The picture above is a swarm. If you see a swarm please go to the the Santa Clara Valley Bee Guild website and click on their swarm list. There are several members who will come out and pick the swarm. Make sure to ask if they charge anything for coming out. Some charge, others don't. The photo below is what is call an "extraction". The bees are established, so most of the beekeepers coming out will charge to remove them.