Swarm Removal

Do you have a swarm of honeybees and don't know what to do? Don't call an exterminator!

400px-Bee swarm smWe may be able to help! Swarming, while frightening to those unfamiliar with it, is a natural part of a bee's reproductive cycle.

First, don't panic. Contact a beekeeper closest to you for swarm removals. (Towns listed are the hometowns of the beekeepers but many are willing to travel and will note so in the comments.)

Swarms inside walls or other structures may be more of a challenge. Unless explicitly stated, the beekeepers listed below will not be able to help you remove bees in a structure or walls.

Follow this link to make sure you are looking at honey bees! Often wasps, yellowjackets, or hornets are mistaken for honeybees. We are only able to provide assistance with honeybees. If possible, take a photo of what you see before contacting someone on this list.

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Click on the column title (Name/Town) to sort. Click the View icon to the right of each name for contact information. The listings show the beekeeper's town of residence but many will travel to surrounding areas. Enter your town in the Search field to see if anyone can help you.

Town Name  
Amy Musante
Bennington Erin Kiley
Brandon Fred Putnam, Jr.
Brandon Timmy Tremblay
Brattleboro Nancy Frye
Brookline Clif Steinberg
Chittenden John Bodin
Ferrisburgh Dana Bibb
Groton jayme palmer
Hartland Jeffrey Hamelman
Hyde Park Ruth Roy
Middlebury Doria David
Montpelier Nancy Chickering
Mount Holly James Corven
Newport Bruce Trescott
Newport Tom & Janice Ward
Newport Town Louise Bouffard
Pownal Jeanne Davis
Rutland John Dyer
Shelburne Rick Stoner
Shelburne Paul Growald
Shelburne Kathy Deemer
South Burlington Trip Balch
St. Johnsbury John Merrick
Swanton Darci Benoit
Wardsboro Jeffrey Battaglini
Westford Steven Crosby
Wolcott William Morrison