Phoenix beekeepers say swarms earlier than normal

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Warmer weather, more plants and the lack of a hard freeze means swarms of bees are buzzing around the Phoenix area. Local beekeepers say business has increased by 30 to 40 percent.

Bee experts say people should leave bee swarms alone. Swarms often land on trees or the side of a fence but typically leave after a day or two as they look for a better place to build a hive.

Last Sunday, a swarm of bees halted a spring training game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants at Salt River Fields. The delay lasted 40 minutes.

CBS-5 will have an expert on CBS-5 News at 5 p.m. Friday to answer your questions on bees, termites and other critters around the Valley. Leave your questions in the comments section below or on CBS-5's Facebook page by clicking here.

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