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

Please use caution when engaging anyone on this list
Bees-on-the-Net is not responsible for their services.

Swarm Removal List for West Virginia

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Andrew Holcomb
Whitehall WV 26554
Cell: 304-376-1490
Email: aholcomb08@gmail.com
Swarm removal and established hive removal. I am an organic beekeeper looking to keep the good genetics found in natural swarms. I’m willing to travel any reasonable distance time permitting from central WV up to the Pittsburgh PA area. I have specialized equipment to make honey bee removal safe and easy. I’ll give bees a good home and have two beautiful daughters who assist me with our hives.

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Tom Farrah
Parkersburg WV 26104
Cell: 304-482-9676
Email: tomfarrah@yahoo.com
Honeybee removal. Remove swarms. Weekends are best, will travel if needed.

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Brent Kessler
Elkview WV 25071
Cell: 304-610-8915
Email: bkessler@suddenlink.net
Will remove swarms and colonies established in structures. I really enjoy working with honeybees and have bought and built equipment that allows gentle removal. I do ask for compensation for travel and removal of colonies from structures.

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John Sampson
Fairmont WV 26554
Cell: 304-777-7811
Email: johnmichaelsampson@gmail.com
Removals of swarms and established hives in Marion, Doddridge, Harrison, Barbour, Lewis, and Tucker counties.

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Bruce H Johnson
Email: brucehj@msn.com
Company Earthway Primitives Apiary
Lost creek WV 26385
Office: 304 624-1584
Cell: 304 476-4335
Home: 304 745-4298
Honey Bee removal and swarm catch for Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Upshur, Barbour, Taylor, Preston, Marion, Wetzel Counties

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Phillip Ratliff
Email: carlratliff@comcast.net
Bunker Hill WV 25413
Cell: 304-376-3071
Home: 304-229-4994
Free swarm removal in Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan Co.

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Harold Bennett
Email: beesinwv@yahoo.com
Table Mtn Pine Garden & Apiary
Montrose WV 26283
Office: 304-636-7102
Collecting Bee swarms. Helping new bee keepers. Make and sell wooden bee equipment in West Virginia.

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Donnie Price
Email: Pricebeeremoval@yahoo.com
Coal City WV 25823
Phone1: 304-683-6180
Phone2: 681-220-3770
Will remove honey bee swarms or colonies in structures in raliegh county and surrounding areas

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Allen E. Leadmon
Email: ALIMBees@Frontier.com
Leadmon Bee Farm
Hurricane West Virginia 25526
Phone: 304-562-5013
Remove Swarm; Putnam County, Kanawha
County

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Sherman Smith
Email: smithsherman18@gmail.com
Huntington WV 37405
Phone: 304-733-0410
I will remove swarms in and around Huntington WV and surrounding counties. In addition, I will remove bees from houses.

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Phillip Lewis
E-mail: twobeez@suddenlink.net
271 Forest Road
Daniels WV 25832
Phone: (304) 255-3956 (leave message)
Will remove honey bee swarms from property in Raleigh County, WV. Over 40 years experience.

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Warren Patterson
Email:warrenp94@gmail.com
Cell: 304-881-2730
I will capture swarms in the Charleston area.

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Steven Martin
Phone: 304.822.3878
Email: steven.martin1@earthlink.net
Eastern West Virginia including the WV Panhandle

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Ken Cole
Phone: 304-920-9430
Email: kc_in_wv@hotmail.com
I can remove honeybee swarms in Mercer County, West Virginia.

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Cass Cohenour
Phone: 304-369-0735
Email: wvbeereemoval@hotmail.com
I will do honey bee removals of swarms and established colonies in southern and central West Virginia. I am a building contractor by trade and no extraction is too difficult. I can also remove bees out of trees on your property without cutting or harming the trees. Call or email for pricing.

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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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Frank & Zelma Boggess
Email: z_boggess@yahoo.com
ZZnature
Ripley WV 25271
Cell: 304-377-5702
Home: 304-372-3106
Will rescue honey bees in Jackson, Mason, Wood, Roane, and Kanawha Counties.

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To find a beekeeping group or club in West Virginia, go to the Bee Clubs and Associations Page and select West Virginia from the map, or see the West 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 West Virginia honey. Although West 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 West Virginia beekeepers near you, try looking on pages for neighboring states, or check West Virginia beekeeping groups or clubs. You could also try contacting the West Virginia department of agriculture. If all else fails you could try contacting West Virginia pest control companies or West Virginia exterminators.

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