Here’s a list of beekeepers who conduct swarm removal in Illinois. These are the people to call if you think you have a problem. They should be able to tell you whether you really have a problem, and what the options are.
Not all people will offer the same types of services, be prepared to pay for their work, these are specialized procedures requiring a great deal of skill and experience.
Bees-on-the-Net is not responsible for their services.
Swarm Removal List for Illinois
Fairmount Illinois 61841
We have years of experience removing bees from homes. Fully insured (1 Million), EAS Certified Master Beekeeper and member of the Illinois State Beekeepers Association.
Bethel Refuge Apiary
Edwardsville Illinois 62025
Madison and St. Clair Counties
Chicago IL 60645
I will remove swarms from most places for no charge with the exception of in the walls of buildings.
Wataga Illinois 61488
Capture bee swarms in Knox and Henry County.
Clinton IL 61727
Open swarm removal only – no stuctures.
Oak Park IL 60304
Will remove and rehome swarms. Will travel in a 20 mile radius of Oak Park
Indianapolis Illinois 46237
Cell: 317-997-5665 and 317-782-4179
Swarm removal services for Marion County and Greenwood Area
Herrin Prairy Honey
Herrin Illinois 62948
Swarm removal and structural removal.
Elwood Illinois 60421
Swarm removal in the Joliet, IL area and surrounding communities. Removal of swarms from trees and bushes are at no cost. Also can quote prices to do removal of established beehives in homes and buildings.
Sandwich Illinois 60548
Will travel 50 miles from Sandwich honey bee swarm removal services at no charge. I will also remove hives from structures for free if we can get to them easily. We would be happy to look at interior swarms/hives to see if I can help. An estimate is required for colonies located within structures and a fee will be charged for any interior removals. All colonies are removed without use of chemicals and will be given a good home. Any questions please call. Serving LaSalle, Dekalb, Kane , Kendall and surrounding areas.
Bunkerhill IL 62014
Will remove for free.
Saint Charles IL 60174
Honeybee swarm removal in the following Kane County communities: Saint Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elgin, Streamwood, Campton Hills. No charge for easily accessible colonies.
The Steiner Farm
El Paso IL 61738
The Steiner Farm is licensed and fully insured according to the Illinois Department of Public Health Structural Pest Control Code. Our bee removal technician is certified to perform structural pest control in Illinois and as a beekeeper, makes every effort to safely relocate the bees to our registered apiaries. We specialize in honey bee removal and hive comb cutouts, serving central Illinois from I-80 to Springfield and Peoria to Champaign. If possible, please text or email a photo of the insects for positive identification. Also, a picture of the hive or swarm location is helpful. (high in a tree, low in a bush, siding or soffit of house, etc.)
|Metamora Illinois 61548
Honeybee swarm removal in Woodford, Tazewell, Peoria, and Marshall Counties. Available 7 days a week.
Garry & Sharon Younker
Company Clover Creek Honey Bee Farm
Blue Mound Illinois 62513
Caught my first swarm in 1983 in Owensbor, Ky. Thank you in advance for not hurting the bees. We will help you help them survive. Mainly in central Illinois. Call for best arrangements & Scheduling. Thanks.
Marion IL 62959
I provide free and prompt bee swarm removal in easly accessible places and most situations withinn 30 miles of Marion, IL
Streamwood Il 60107
Removals within 50 Miles of Streamwood
Rock Island IL 61201
Quad City area swarm removal. I can be reached via the details found here:
Monmouth IL 61462
Normally no charge to remove swarms from trees or bushes. If a building is involved I will quote a price or make some proven suggestions, no charge. Removing swarms is fun for me,because it help remove stress for most people. Thanks for calling.
Springfield IL 62702
Swarm capture and removal performed for the Springfield, IL and Central, IL area.
East Dubuque IL 61025
Will remove honey bee swarms in the JoDaviess county and surrounding areas.
Lake Villa IL 60046
Swarm and in-building removal of honey bees. I can and will drive. Work with carpenter to make sure job is easy to repair.
2 Let It Bee, Inc.
Joliet IL 60435
We provide swarm removal services and have other individuals listed on our website. Could you please add our information and website to your local beekeeping clubs in IL.
Champaign IL 61822
Swarm removal in and around champaign and Mahomet area
Roscoe IL 61073
Bee swarm removal in Northern Illinois
Edelstein IL 61526
Swarm removal/recovery … relocation into bee hives.
Jacksonville IL 62650
Removals within 60 miles of Jacksonville IL
Honey Bee Good Apiaries
Mount Morris IL 61054
We will remove the swarm for you. We will cover Ogle, Lee, Winnebago, JoDavies Counties. Other counties will be considered as well.
Chicago IL 60618
Swarm removal / recovery … relocation into bee hives.
Troy Illinois 62294
I will promptly remove Honey Bee Swarms in Madison and St. Clair County.
Canton Illinois 61520
I do swarm removal in Canton, IL only. I will remove a swarm from a bush, or low tree branches, but I don’t remove them from inside building walls. I will provide this service for free
Freeport IL 61032
Swarm Removel Stephenson County-If unable to remove swarm will recommen others-Bee Information -Raw Honey
Starved Rock Honey Company
Ottawa IL 61350
Removal of honey bee swarms or established colonies in the following counties: LaSalle, Grundy, Kendall, and Putnam.
If possible please text or email a picture of the insects and of the situation. For more infomation go to http://www.starvedrockhoney.com
Mulkeytown IL 62865
Phone 1: 618-724-2786
Phone 2: 618-340-2212
Southern IL 25 mile radius of Mulkeytown IL, we are 25 miles north of Carbondale IL.
Roseville Illinois 61473
Swarm removal McDonough, Henderson and Warren county
North Henderson Illinois 61466
Phone: 618-791-7495 cell
Phone: 309-464-5284 message
Swarm capture and bee hive removal
El Paso IL 61738
The Steiner Farm removes honey bee hives and swarms from residential, commercial, or non-traditional structures or locations mainly in the Central Illinois area; Woodford, McLean, Tazewell Counties. We have traveled as far as Wyanet, Il, over 80 miles away!
Please send a couple of photos by text, picture message or email of the insects and of the situation. (high in a tree, low in a bush, siding of house, etc.) Any additional information will help us give you the best service possible. Check us out at www.thesteinerfarm.com and on Facebook. Thank you for supporting the honey bee population!
Crete IL 60417
Swarm removal in Southern Cook and northeast Will counties.
Effingham IL 62401
I collect swarms in the Effingham and Shelby counties in Illinois.
Savoy IL 61874
Bee removal. Swarm collection and bee venom therapy
Champaign IL 61821
Eureka IL 61530
Honey Bee removal in Woodford and surrounding counties, Service available Monday through Saturday. If colony is in your house, an out building or swarmed outside– call for immediate response
Bunker Hill IL 62014
Honeybee swarm removal
Normal IL 61761
Removal of honey bee swarms or established colonies. in McLean and surrounding counties. Removal service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as on holidays, or for emergency removals.
Chicago IL 60641
Remove swarms and honey 4-sale from my bees
Monmouth Illinois 61462
Swarm removal in Warren Henderson Mercer counties
Web Site: www.beekeeping.webs.com
Belleville IL 62223
Hive removal from walls trees and other structures to enrich survival of bees in Illinois
Lebanon IL 62254
Swarm removal – If unable to remove swarm will recommend other individuals to contact. St Clair County, and within reasonable driving range from Lebanon, IL
410 N.3rd St.
Monmouth, Illinois 61462
Rebel Rose Apiary
Bath, Illinois 62617
Removal of honey bee swarms or established colonies. Fast reliable service in the following counties: Mason, Fulton, Menard, Cass, Morgan, Schuyler, McDonough, Tazewell, Peoria, Sangamon. If you live outside of the listed counties, please give me a call as I may be able to help you. Removal service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as on holidays, or for emergency removals.
Located in NW Illinois Stephenson County
Cell Phone 815-541-0103
Amber Bee Company
3006 Harvest Hill Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61704
I can travel in McLean County, IL
15623 Derby Line Road
Genoa, IL 60135
I live in Illinois and would be willing to collect swarms in northern Illinois in my area, within a 50 mile radius.
Located in West Central IL
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Easiest to reach via Email. I am pretty deaf and usually don’t hear the phone ring.
P.O. Box 371
Athens, Ill. 62613
Jeffrey A. Jamrosz
6480 West 117th Avenue
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Illinois Counties: Will, Southern Cook, Northern Kankakee, and others by appointment.
Most charges limited to travel expenses only. Difficult removals may also require customer’s own licensed contractor.
Phone: 219-775-1093 (Cellular phone answered promptly at any hour)
14556 N. 1020 E.
Fairmount, IL 61841
We are located in the country, near Danville, IL
Located in McHenry County, northwest of Chicago
Bensenville, IL – Serving the Chicagoland area.
Arvin & Colleen Pierce
17016 Ayers St.
Lowder, Illinois 62692
In addition to swarm captures, we do colony removals from houses, buildings, and trees in Sangamon, Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery, and Morgan.
Saint Charles, IL 60175
Will collect swarms in Kane and DuPage county.
President, Illinois State Beekeepers Association
I service all of Northern Illinois humanly removing Honey Bee swarms and established colonies from homes and other building structures.
I will remove honeybee swarms in Jasper and the surrounding counties in Illinois.
Remove swarms in Northwest Cook County (Chicago, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Niles, Glenview, Prospect Heights, Northbrook, Skokie)
Des Plaines, Illinois
Phone: 847 296-9383
Maple Trees & Honey Bees
Clinton, IL area only (Dewitt County)
Midwest Bee Removal
Remove hives and swarms in and around structures including trees
Will capture honey bee swarms and relocate them from structures if required.
I can remove bees from Jefferson County to Massac Counties.
Try to give the beekeeper as much information as you can about the location of the swarm, height above the ground, length of time they have been there and whether there are any special circumstances you think might be relevant.
People are often concerned that bee swarms they see may be Africanized bees, the so called killer bees. When bees swarm it’s very difficult to tell their origin, even Africanized bees are usually docile when they are swarming, be cautious and call an expert.
Many people believe that local honey is beneficial for allergies. While I’m not sure there is any clinical proof of this, I can see there might some sort of homeopathic effect.
Finding true local honey, which incidentally is delicious, can sometimes be difficult but contacting people on this list might be a good place to start if you’re looking for pure Illinois honey. Although Illinois bees are basically the same as bees in any other states, the honey they make will be determined by the local plants. The flavor of the honey is usually a combination of nectar from many different plants
Please tell the beekeeper when you call, that you found them on the Bees-on-the-Net Swarm List.
To be added to the swarm removal page for your state please go here and complete the form.
If there appear to be no Illinois beekeepers near you, try looking on pages for neighboring states, or check Illinois beekeeping groups or clubs. You could also try contacting the Illinois department of agriculture. If all else fails you could try contacting Illinois pest control companies or Illinois exterminators.
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