Here’s a list of beekeepers who conduct swarm removal in Virginia. 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.

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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.


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Swarm Removal List for Virginia

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Bruce Weaver
Chester VA 23831
Cell: 804-350-3907
Email: arrowbnder@comcast.net
Will remove bees for free withing 75 miles of Richmond, VA

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Lennie Mather
Winchester/Frederick VA 22601, 22602, 22603
Cell: 540-247-8953
Email: Lennie@mris.com
Website Valleybees.org
Honeybee swarms removed free of charge. Structural removal in certain circumstances; fee depends on level of work required. Call for more information

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Karen Porter
Chester VA 23831
Cell: 804-712-2909
Email: klhinva@gmail.net
Honey bee removal in Richmond and surrounding areas. All services are free.

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Tim Clay
Coeburn VA 24230
Cell: 276-393-1983
Email: timclay@verizon.net
Free swarm removal in Coeburn and surrounding areas

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Thurman Burnley
Email: burnleyfarmapiary@gmail.com
Burnley Farm Apiary
Fredericksburg Virginia 22407
Cell: 540-429-3638
Save the bees, please! Do not destroy these much needed pollinators,
I will remove honey bee swarms for free from landscapes as long as bees are under 25ft and easily reached. I may be able to remove established colonies in trees and buildings. If not, I have friends who can. These types of removals are fee based. Serving the 22407 area. Give me a call and I’ll do my best to give any honey bees a good home.
Check me out on YouTube.

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Loren Rhodes
Email: kent.dayton@pvfcu.org
Harrisonburg VA 22802
Cell: 540-476-2245
Home: 540-867-5980
Honey Bee Swarm Removal

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Urban Apiaries
Email: david@davidstover.com
Richmond Virginia 23221
Cell: 804-347-1958
Swarms removed without charge. Richmond and surrounding counties. Removal from inside an existing structure for a fee.

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Eddie Nuckols
Email: Fastxeddie@gmail.com
Waynesboro Virgina 22980
Cell: 540-649-2263
Swarm and Hive removal.
Price is done after seeing the bees.
I work a 50 mile radius.

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Glen Slemp
Email: glen_slemp@yahoo.com
Pound VA 24279
Cell: 276-639-8527
Home: 276-796-4479
Will remove swarms. Consultation free, in most instances the bees will be sufficient compensation

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Konstantin Volokitkin
Email: kostadinav@gmail.com
Harrisonburg VA 22801
Cell: 540-908-7965
Save the bees! Free Swarm Removal in the Harrisonburg , Rockingham and Augusta County areas. If you find some Honey Bees, please do not spray or bother them, call me and I will ‘bee’ there as quickly as possible. I will remove honey bee swarms for free from landscapes as long as bees are under 20ft and easily reached. I’m not able to remove established colonies in a difficult building’s structure at this time.

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Jim Lyman
Email: jtomson2000@yahoo.com
Stafford County/Fredericksburg Virginia 22406
Cell: 808-265-7850
Home: 540-752-8859
Free swarm removal from areas in north Fredericksburg and western Stafford County area, will respond same day

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Bill and Adrian Zwanzig
Email: adrianzwanzig@gmail.com
Mount Crawford Virginia 22841
Cell: 540-383-5089, 540-383-4500
Home: 540-828-2719
My Dad and I would be more than happy to remove swarms for free (unless a difficult structure removal) in the Rockingham and Augusta County areas.

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Adam Husztek
Email: husztek-markoff@juno.com
Black Squirrel Cottage Apiaries
Annandale Virginia 22003
Office: 703-573-8842
Free Swarm Removal in the Northern Virginia and Metropolitan Area.
I try to come out the same day you call.

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Thomas Roes
Email: tdroes82@hotmail.com
Stanton Virginia 24401
Cell: 540-280-0814
We can remove swarms from your property. Just give us a call!

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Ryan Williamson
Email: gotakeawalk@yahoo.com
SourwoodFarm.com
Earlysville VA 22936
Office: 434-973-6032
Cell: 434-960-2858
Virginia- Charlottesville and surrounding counties. Albemarle, Nelson, Green and Fluvanna Counties.
Free swarm removal and relocation to a bee friendly farm. I normally can drop everything and come right away.

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Shane Mullins
Email: tsmullins@wise.k12.va.us
Big Stone Gap VA 24293
Cell: 276-708-5281
Home: 276-328-0000
My uncle and I will do swarm removals free in the Wise County area. Cutouts and trapouts are an option as well.

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Robert Wokaty
Email: rwokaty@gmail.com
Mongrelbees.com
Richmond Virginia 23236
Cell: 804-381-8881
Home: 804-447-7384
I’ve been a beekeeper in Richmond, VA over 10 years. I work with pest control companies and property managers to remove swarms and hives in buildings, and I am an accomplished carpenter which allows me to minimially impact, and competently restore the dwelling.

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Richard Rodgers
Email: rrodgers1@ntelos.net
Waynesboro VA 22980
Cell: 540-476-4784
Home: 540-476-4784
Free bee removal in Waynesboro VA or the surrounding areas. I am a beekeeper who would like to put your bees to good use.

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Scott Munsey
Email: scott@cardinalrubber.com
Roanoke VA 24014
Cell: 540-597-6479
Free swarm removal withing a 50 mile radius of 24014

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Jim Tyler
Email: uncajimma@gmail.com
Charles City VA 23030
Cell: 804-301-3773
Honey Bee Swarms removed for free in Richmond, Henrico, Charles City, Chesterfield and New Kent.

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Eric C.
Email: edcrosbys@gmail.com
Winchester VA 22656
Phone: 540-303-7371
If you have a swarm in the Clarke/Frederick county area, I’ll take care of it before it sets up in your attic!

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Bill Husztek
Email: husztek-markoff@juno.com
Annandale Virginia 22003
Phone1: 703-573-8842
Phone2: 703-405-4444
Free Swarm and unwanted honey bee removals.
I try to come out the same day, All of Northern Virginia and some Metro and Maryland suburbs.

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David Stover
Email: david@davidstover.com
Richmond Virginia 23219
Phone1: 804-347-1958
Phone2: 804-782-0988
Swarms removed without charge. Richmond and surrounding counties. Removal from inside an existing structure for a fee.

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Phillip Ratliff
Email: carlratliff@comcast.net
Bunker Hill WV 25413
Home Phone: 304-229-4994
Cell Phone: 304-376-3071
Free Swarm Removal
Free Swarm Removal in Fredrick,Clarke,Warren,Loundon and Shenandoah Co.
Established Colonies removed depending on job difficulty.

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Giles Davis
Email: apis1@mindspring.com
Sutherlin VA 24594
Phone: 434-251-0142
Swarm and bee removal

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Donnie Patterson
Email stubbietoe1@comcast.net

Charlottesville VA 22902
Phone: 434-295-4284
Charlottesville and surrounding areas. Honey Bee Swarms – Removed for free under most circumstances . Honey Bee Colonies In Structures removel for a fee under most conditions. Fee based on level of work required to access the colony and equipment needed to remove the bees. Phone for appointment and estimate for structural removal. Please DO NOT spray the bees with chemicals. If you find some Honey Bees, please do not bother them, call me and I will ‘bee’ there as quickly as possible.

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George Rountree
Email: pjrghr3@ventur.net
Gloucester VA 23050
Phone: 804-695-1776
Cell: 804-832-3120
I live in Gloucester County and will travel to surrounding counties and willl remove swarms from your yard or on your home for free. If they are in walls, chimney, etc, I have beekeeping friends with the experience & equipment to remove them. If you are not in my area, call me and I will help you find someone closer to you.

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Mike Brumfield
Email: kc4qn@ntelos.net
Fincastle VA 24090
Phone: 540-473-1967
Cell: 540-520-5397
Free swarm removal.
Not set up to remove established hives from structures at this time.

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Jerry Borger
Email: twoltcols@verizon.net
Christiansburg VA 24073
Phone: 540-382-1798
Cell: 540-557-7789
Free swarm capture and removal in Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, and Roanoke Counties. Also, honey bees extracted and relocated as gently as possible from homes and outbuildings. Price varies depending on difficulty of the task. Call for information. Click the gallery link on my web page for removal photos–www.borgerapiaries.com.

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Joshua Hankins
Email: hankdog1@yahoo.com
Cedar Bluff VA 24609
Phone: 276-963-5175
Cell: 276-385-5663
Cutouts from structures, swarm removal, and trap outs. Call cell or email first as that is the best way to get in touch with me.

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David Wright
Email: novabeeguy@gmail.com
Manassas VA 20111
Phone: 703-587-8323
Free swarm removal, free estimates for any other honeybee related issues. I live in Prince WIlliam County and only travel to neighboring counties. I am always available to help you find someone qualified to help you with honeybee problems.

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Mark Chorba
mail: marco@vt.edu
Roanoke/Blacksburg VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6115
Cell: 540-204-6882
20 years experience in Honeybee swarms removal and Honeybee colony removal from buildings and trees both residential and commercial. Save the bees, call me!

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Richard Reid
Email: rkereid@comcast.net
Blacksburg VA 24060
Phone: 540-320-0763
Will remove honey bee swarms and do cutouts from structures in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Montgomery and Giles Counties, VA.

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Tony Bird
Email: tbird@seaward-marine.com
Virginia Beach VA 23451
Phone: 757-434-6699
Swarm Removal

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Joseph May
Email: jmay0006@gmail.com
Madison Heights VA 24572
Cell: 434-238-6900
I will remove swarms of honeybees from your property free of charge. Also, I will remove established colonies from your home, outbuilding or trees if possible. A reasonable fee may apply depending on difficulty of extraction. Call me anytime at (434) 238 6900.

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Matthew Mills
Email: CovenantApiaries@gmail.com
Bentonville VA 22610
Cell: 571-431-9978
Free hanging honeybee swarms removed – same day – at no charge. Hive cutouts removed ASAP at a pre-determined price before services are rendered. I serve from Front Royal, VA to Washington, D.C. and from the District to Madison County, VA. Please call instead of email for same-day service, and email pictures of hive situation for scheduling cutouts. Thank you.

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David Smith
Email: smithsblessings@juno.com
Phone: 540-297-0907
Cell: 540-793-0378
FREE Honey Bee removal and extraction. I will capture swarms of honey bees and honey bees that are in trees, stumps or other structures on your property. If the bees are in a structure, I will not be responsible for any damage done by the bees or by my removal of the colony. I can refer you to a very good handy-man that can provide reasonable services. I will travel to the areas of Bedford, Lynchburg, Roanoke and local surrounding areas.

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Jerry Mattiaccio
Email: Intercrime2@yahoo.com
Stafford VA 22556
Phone: 540-752-2953
Cell: 703-595-1179
Remove honeybee swarms from homes or trees in stafford, prince William, Fredericksburg Virginia for a fee.

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Bill Husztek
Email: husztek-markoff@juno.com
Annandale VA 22003
Phone: 703-573-8842
Cell: 703-405-4444
Free Honey Bee colonies and swarm removal. I try to come out the day you call.

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Jones Tyler
E-mail: jajtiii@gmail.com
Web Site: http://beekeeping.varinagardens.com/
Richmond VA 23231
Phone: 804-647-3147
sHoney bee swarm removal in Richmond, New Kent County, Charles City County and surrounding areas. All services offered for free unless special equipment is required to get at the bees.

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Grant Gamache
E-mail: grantandcorrie@embarqmail.com
Palmyra VA 22963
Phone: 434-589-6379
Free swarm removal in Fluvanna and surrounding counties.

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Wendolyn Andes
E-mail: andeswns@aol.com
Web Site: www.blessedbees.com
Leesburg VA
Phone: 703-220-4192
I will remove swarms anywhere in the greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, Northern Virginia, Prince William Co., Fauquier Co. Loudoun Co., Honey Bee Removal, Restoration and Relocation. Honeybee Swarms are free of charge as long as I can get to them.

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Peter Ostrowski
Bena Bees
Gloucester, VA
Home Phone: 804-642-0685
Work Phone: 757-878-6237
I’m in southeastern Virginia. If I’m not local enough I can probably put you in touch with someone closer.

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John R Hamilton (aka John BeeMan)
Will do extractions in Fredericksburg/Spotsylvannia County area of Virginia. The fees are based on swarm location.
Phone: 540-898-4398
Email: johnrhamilton@mindspring.com

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Laszlo Pentek
Hex Apiaries
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: 703-725-3818

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Fred Hafer
Norfolk, VA
Swarms removed free of charge. Established colonies removed from structures; Please call for price and to schedule an appointment.
Phone: 757-748-1609

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Sean Kenny
spkenny@juno.com
Suffolk, VA 23432
No charge for simple honey bee swarm removal. Fees for removing established colonies based pon difficulty of the job and resources required.
(757) 255-0989
(757) 560-3788

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Ruben Showalter
Fairfield, Virginia 24435
Phone: 540-464-1997 Daytime
Phone: 540-348-3123 After 5pm and weekends.
I will remove swarms with in 15 miles of Fairfield, VA for free, outside of that for the cost of the gas. I will remove established colonies for a fee which depends on the location of the hive.

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Floyd & Carol Watkins
Phone: 757-563-2275
Area Covering: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake
Honeybee Swarms – removed at no charge as long as they are no higher than 15-20 feet.
Structural Removal- phone for an estimate or appointment to assess what equipment is needed for the removal. I will also remove other stinging insects for a nominal fee. If you are in doubt they are honeybees I will be glad to come by for identification as long as I am in the area. Please do not spray first! I have been a honey beekeeper for 42 years and a licensed pesticide operator since 1985. I do everything possible to save honeybees.

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Curtis Daily
Lynchburg and Amherst area.
Phone: 434-509-7580

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Jay Hudson
ZuniBee Farms
Zuni , VA 23898
Home Phone: 757-242-6494
Work Phone: 757-338-2902
Honeybee swarms removed free of charge. Structural removal in certain circumstances; fee depends on level of work required. Call for more information.

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Chris Holbach.
Phone: 757-641-9998
I will remove swarms for free and will remove existing colonies for a small fee depending on the extent of work required. I will get swarms and remove colonies from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk and surrounding area’s of Virginia.

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Grimstead Farms Honeybees
Timothy Grimstead
Cell: 757-406-1393
Home: 252-232-2070
Free Swarm / Colony removal for Camden and Currituck N.C. and Hampton Roads VA.
Email: timothy.grimstead@navy.mil

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Andrew Westrich
Phone: 757-825-8843
Area Covering: Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Smithfield, Northern Suffolk and Williamsburg.
Honey Bee Removal, Restoration and Relocation. Honeybee Swarms are free of charge as long as I can get to them. Structural Removal – phone for pricing and appointment to assess the job and give estimate for the removal. All fees based on the scope of the job. If you are in doubt they are honeybees I will be glad to come by for identification. Please do not spray first!

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Earl Williams
Hedgesville WV
Home: 304-821-1885
Cell: 540-550-1493
I live in Berkley County, but will do removal in the surrounding areas of WV and VA.

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Todd ‘Big T’ Tribble
Phone: 804-658-7189
Phone: 804-639-5813
Richmond, Chesterfield, Amelia and surrounding areas.
Honey Bee Swarms – Removed for free under most circumstances if located in a yard, tree, fence or anywhere else where the bees are easily located. Honey Bee Colonies In Structures And Hollow Trees – Nominal fee under most conditions. Fee based on level of work required to access the colony and equipment needed to remove the bees. Phone for appointment and estimate for structural removal. Please DO NOT spray the bees with chemicals. If you find some Honey Bees, please do not bother them, call me and I will ‘bee’ there as quickly as possible.

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Josh Hankins
Cedar Bluff, VA
Phone: 276-963-5174
Willing to catch swarms in Tazewell Co. and all surrounding counties.

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Lee Ratcliff
Phone: 540-320-4316
Covering Pulaski Co., Montgomery Co., and Wythe Co., and surrounding area
I will remove swarms of honeybees. I also remove established hives, and other nuisance wildlife, for a fee.

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To find a beekeeping group or club in Virginia, go to the Bee Clubs and Associations Page and select Virginia from the map, or see the Virginia Bee Club and Association Page.

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.

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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 Virginia honey. Although Virginia 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 Virginia beekeepers near you, try looking on pages for neighboring states, or check Virginia beekeeping groups or clubs. You could also try contacting the Virginia department of agriculture. If all else fails you could try contacting Virginia pest control companies or Virginia exterminators.

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