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4:19 PM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Along with blooming flowers and warmer temperatures, spring will also bring one of nature's most dramatic sights: the honeybee swarm.

In Colorado, swarms are seen most often between April and June. They are a vital part of how bees reproduce to form new colonies.

Boulder bee keeper and owner of Highland Honey Bees Tim Brod says while it can be a frightening sight for those not familiar with bees, swarms are not dangerous.

The Colorado State Beekeepers Association is asking residents to report swarms to them and never to attempt to kill or spray bee swarms.

They've set up a hotline, 970-213-3099, where a dispatcher will reach out to a local bee keeper in your area to come and remove the swarm for you.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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