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To report a honey bee swarm or nest, contact the BEE HOTLINE: (760)336-2252
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The feral honey bees are extremely protective of their nest and brood. Stay a safe distance from the nest. The USDA recommends at least 100 feet, or the width of a four-lane highway, is a MINIMUM SAFE distance. The best advice is that if you encounter a bee nest, start moving away and immediately call the BEE HOTLINE for professional assistance.