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Scroll down for a list of Illinois beekeepers who remove swarms and established bee colonies. 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 from this list
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To find a beekeeping group or club in Illinois, go to the Bee Clubs and Associations Page and select Illinois from the map, or see the Illinois Bee Club and Association Page.

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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.


Swarm Removal List

David Burns
Fairmount Illinois 61841
Office: 217-427-2678
Cell: 217-260-0455
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.

Charlie Peterson
Elwood Illinois 60421
Cell: 815-922-4408
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.

Jeff White
Sandwich Illinois 60548
Cell: 815-593-0596
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.

Cory Perkins
Bunkerhill IL 62014
Cell: 618-973-3281
Will remove for free.

Scott Fitzgerald
Saint Charles IL 60174
Cell: 617-549-7989
Honeybee swarm removal in the following Kane County communities: Saint Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elgin, Streamwood, Campton Hills. No charge for easily accessible colonies.

Dave Steiner
The Steiner Farm
El Paso IL 61738
Cell: 309-232-3474
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.)

C.J. Foster
|Metamora Illinois 61548
Cell: 309-657-6831
Home: 309-508-4321
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
Cell: 217-325-4239
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.

Bill Hayden
Marion IL 62959
Cell: 618-694-7216
I provide free and prompt bee swarm removal in easly accessible places and most situations withinn 30 miles of Marion, IL

Jeffery Reader
Readers Apiaries
Streamwood Il 60107
Cell: 630-988-1820
Home: 630-289-4870
Removals within 50 Miles of Streamwood

Adam Ziegler
Rock Island IL 61201
Quad City area swarm removal. I can be reached via the details found here:

Bob Frey
Monmouth IL 61462
Cell: 309-221-1311
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.

Steve Petrilli
Springfield IL 62702
Cell: 217-638-7891
Swarm capture and removal performed for the Springfield, IL and Central, IL area.

Nick Tranel
East Dubuque IL 61025
Cell: 563-599-8237
Home: 815-747-3251
Will remove honey bee swarms in the JoDaviess county and surrounding areas.

William Pilipauskas
Lake Villa IL 60046
Cell: 1-847-474-9148
Swarm and in-building removal of honey bees. I can and will drive. Work with carpenter to make sure job is easy to repair.

April Morgano
2 Let It Bee, Inc.
Joliet IL 60435
Cell: 815-207-9435 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.

Kelly Dillard
Champaign IL 61822
Cell: 217-840-3120
Swarm removal in and around champaign and Mahomet area

Randall Waite
Roscoe IL 61073
Cell: 815-721-7364
Home: 815-389-4614
Bee swarm removal in Northern Illinois

Richard Crain
Edelstein IL 61526
Home: 309-274-8046
Swarm removal/recovery ... relocation into bee hives.

Gary Glaenzer
Jacksonville IL 62650
Fax: 217-243-6627
Cell: 217-370-7257
Removals within 60 miles of Jacksonville IL

Carol Cline
Honey Bee Good Apiaries
Mount Morris IL 61054
Office: 815-677-3205
Cell: 815-440-7580
We will remove the swarm for you. We will cover Ogle, Lee, Winnebago, JoDavies Counties. Other counties will be considered as well.

Mark Pasieka
Chicago IL 60618
Cell: 773-225-8558
Swarm removal / recovery ... relocation into bee hives.

Kevin Gerstenecker
Troy Illinois 62294
Cell: 618-795-4633
I will promptly remove Honey Bee Swarms in Madison and St. Clair County.

Leslie Postin
Canton Illinois 61520
Cell: 309-251-3194
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 :)

Richard VanRaden
Freeport IL 61032
Cell: 815-541-9998
Home: 815-232-2404
Swarm Removel Stephenson County-If unable to remove swarm will recommen others-Bee Information -Raw Honey

Merlin Calhoun
Starved Rock Honey Company
Ottawa IL 61350
Cell: 815-228-6466
Home: 815-434-7466
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

Doug Leedle
Leedle-Houme Farm
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.

Ron Arteaga
Roseville Illinois 61473
Phone: 309-313-3648
Swarm removal McDonough, Henderson and Warren county

Brandon Viager
North Henderson Illinois 61466
Phone: 618-791-7495 cell
Phone: 309-464-5284 message
Swarm capture and bee hive removal

Dave Steiner
El Paso IL 61738
Cell: 309-232-3474
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 and on Facebook. Thank you for supporting the honey bee population!

Dave Hanna
Crete IL 60417
Phone: 773-732-9123
Swarm removal in Southern Cook and northeast Will counties.

Larry Quicksall
Effingham IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-5937
I collect swarms in the Effingham and Shelby counties in Illinois.

Kevin Miller
Savoy IL 61874
Cell: 217-621-0478
Bee removal. Swarm collection and bee venom therapy

Tim Childress
Champaign IL 61821
Phone: 217-398-3393
Cell: 217-898-2641
Swarm removal

Jeffry Huber
Eureka IL 61530
Business: 309-467-3002
Cell: 309-531-4955
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

Raymond Chapman
Bunker Hill IL 62014
Phone: 618-585-4506
Cell: 618-520-2568
Honeybee swarm removal

Joe Sibley
Normal IL 61761
Business: 309-824-0820
Cell: 309-824-0820
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.

John Baldowski
Chicago IL 60641
Cell: 773-968-8877
Home: 773-202-1977
Remove swarms and honey 4-sale from my bees

Craig Vivian
Monmouth Illinois 61462
Phone: 309-734-2205
Swarm removal in Warren Henderson Mercer counties

William Gorsich
Web Site:
Belleville IL 62223
Phone: 618-310-6974
Hive removal from walls trees and other structures to enrich survival of bees in Illinois

Cheryl Medlin
Lebanon IL 62254
Phone: 618-623-2628
Swarm removal - If unable to remove swarm will recommend other individuals to contact. St Clair County, and within reasonable driving range from Lebanon, IL

Craig Vivian
410 N.3rd St.
Monmouth, Illinois 61462
swarm removal

Brenda Butler
Rebel Rose Apiary
Bath, Illinois 62617
Home: 309-546-2296
Business: 217-671-5611
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.

Bonnie Staas
Located in NW Illinois Stephenson County
Cell Phone 815-541-0103

Thomas Elston
Amber Bee Company
3006 Harvest Hill Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61704
I can travel in McLean County, IL Phone: 309-829-3006
Cell: 309-825-5504

Frank Reiss
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.
Phone: 815-784-5623

Clarence Billings
Located in West Central IL
Phone: 309-924-1645
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Easiest to reach via Email. I am pretty deaf and usually don't hear the phone ring.

Randy Crouse
P.O. Box 371
Athens, Ill. 62613
Phone: 217-741-9577

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)

David Burns
14556 N. 1020 E.
Fairmount, IL 61841
Phone: 217-260-0455
We are located in the country, near Danville, IL

Larry Krengel
Located in McHenry County, northwest of Chicago
Phone: 815-923-4449

Jay Johnson
Bensenville, IL - Serving the Chicagoland area.
Phone: 708-289-5242

Arvin & Colleen Pierce
17016 Ayers St.
Lowder, Illinois 62692
Phone: 217-638-6371
Phone: 217-638-6372
In addition to swarm captures, we do colony removals from houses, buildings, and trees in Sangamon, Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery, and Morgan.

Amy Martinez
Saint Charles, IL 60175
Phone: 630-846-0232
Will collect swarms in Kane and DuPage county.

Ken Haller
President, Illinois State Beekeepers Association
Phone: 630-359-3991
Elmhurst, IL
I service all of Northern Illinois humanly removing Honey Bee swarms and established colonies from homes and other building structures.

Ken Snyder
Phone: 618-562-8158
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
Cell: 847-373-2613

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Mike Merrick
Clinton, IL area only (Dewitt County)
Phone: 217-944-9047

Midwest Bee Removal
Remove hives and swarms in and around structures including trees
Phone: 618-310-6974

Tim Scarbrough.
Will capture honey bee swarms and relocate them from structures if required. I can remove bees from Jefferson County to Massac Counties.
Home: 618-932-6745
Cell: 618-218-1723

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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