Here’s a list of beekeepers who conduct swarm removal in Kentucky. 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 these services.
Beekeepers List for Kentucky
Cell: (513) 675-0495
Bracken and Mason County KY 41002
Free swarm removal. I also remove existing hives from buildings, trees, and houses. Cutouts and trapouts priced after inspection. Inspection and consultation is free.
Cell: (270) 704-9607
Phone: (270) 704-9608
Marion KY 42064
Cell: (502) 643-7101
Louisville KY 40204
Cell: (502) 432-6494
Shelbyville KY 40065
Honey bee swarm removal.
Cell: (859) 707-4411
Paris KY 40361
Honey bee swarm removal free of charge
Cell: (913) 773-0157
Easton KY 66020
Cell: (270) 222-2451
Owensboro KY 42301
I will remove hives and swarms within 45 miles of Western Daviess County/ Beech Grove area. Swarm removal is free if under 10 feet from ground. Established hive removal may require a fee depending on situation. I do not exterminate bees. The bees will be relocated to a more suitable area where they can continue to pollinate and produce honey.
Cell: (270) 841-8570
Cadiz KY 42211
I will remove swarms from your property in western Kentucky. I will remove existing hives built in your structure. There will be damage to your structure to remove bees. Removal will be done in the most non-invasive manner possible.
Cell: (859) 940-4474
The Rooftop Apiary
Lexington KY 40503
I’m a beekeeper located right in the city of Lexington. I’m able to remove honey bee swarms at no charge. I am also experienced and ready to remove hives established in homes, trees, or any other structure. Look at my website for examples of previous removals. Give me a call for all of your honey bee needs!
Cell: (606) 481-0049
Winchester KY 40391
Fourth generation family of beekeepers specializing in the live and humane removal of honeybees from a wide variety of locations. Free swarm removal within a reasonable radius of our home. Professional cut-outs from homes and trees and removal of other nesting bees including baldface hornets, yellowjackets, wasps and bumblebees available for a charge. We will always choose the least invasive option for removal from structures but the homeowner is responsible for repairs. Please see some of our work on YouTube by searching Bee team Latrobe
Cell: (270) 847-1101
Russellville KY 42276
Swarm removal in Logan, Simpson, Todd counties.
Cell: (270) 307-1809
Elizabethtown KY 42701
We will remove and relocate honeybees that have taken up residence or swarmed. Please do not exterminate them, we will remove the bees without harming them, they are important to our food chain and we will find a home for them.
Cell: (859) 954-8924
Hopeful Hives Honey
Cynthiana KY 41031
I am a beekeeper in Harrison County KY. I will gladly travel a reasonable amount to remove a honey bee swarm FREE of charge.
Caneyville KY 42721
Will go up to 75 miles from caneyville free to get swams or a honeybee problem.
Kentucky Bee Company
London Kentucky 40741
Swarm removals in London Kentucky that can remove honey bee swarms within safe locations.
La Monte Rosbrook
Richmond Kentucky 40475
Will remove swarms in Madison County, and Richmond, and Berea, Kentucky Member of Madison County Beekeepers Association.
Shepherdsville Kentucky 40165
FREE swarm removal for Bullitt, Jefferson County and surrounding areas. I will keep Bees alive to place in hives to make honey.
Louisville KY 40205
I am part of an urban beekeeping cooperative in Louisville, KY. I will come and relieve you of a swarm of honey bees free of charge! No cutouts, sorry!
Owensboro Kentucky 42303
We remove swarms or hives
Eric Rick Fugate
Beattyville KY 41311
Remove swarms remove bees from trees removes bees from old structures removes bees from bees from just about anywhere
Bloomfield KY 40008
Cell: 502) 460-3609.502-460-3906
I have 30 years of carpentry experience and can do live bee removals (cut-outs) from walls, buildings,trees, or just about anywhere. My fees are reasonable and I can fix what I tear out if you need that to be done also. I will travel within a 35 mile radius from Bardstown (beyond that there is a $.75/mile charge) in order to help you rid yourself of bees. I will remove exposed or hanging swarms within a 15 mile radius free of charge, beyond that there will be a small fee to cover gas expenses. I do not kill bees with chemicals, these bees will be placed in managed hives in order to keep providing much needed pollination.
Ashland KY 41102
Depending on the circumstances I may be able to remove honey bee swarms and honey bees from a variety of places. Give me a call and we can figure out what is your best course of action.
Bowling Green KY 42101
I will gladly remove bee swarms in Warren Co free of charge.
Springfield KY 40069
Home: 859 336-7665
I am a beekeeper in Washington County, Kentucky, I will gladly travel a resonable amount to remove a honey bee swarm free of charge.
Shelbyville Kentucky 40065
I’ll remove Honey Bee Swarms in the Louisville / Shelbyville KY area for FREE and place them in hives at a safe location.
I’m open to doing existing hive cut outs or trap outs on a case by case basis, just tell me what you have.
McKee KY 40447
Bee removal and honey sales. We service Jackson, Madison, Clay, and surrounding counties. We offer bee removal, cost is based on needs, often there is no charge. If in a building we try to remove but if any material needs to be removed you are responsible for repair. We let you know what needs to be done before the job starts. We may need a day or two to get the gear together according to what is required. If bees are just clustered in a swarm we try to do it that evening. For question call cell phone 7am to 3pm home after that.
Berea Kentucky 40403
Will remove swarms and established colonies from structures on a case by case basis in Madison County and surrounding areas. Costs vary from job to job, but if it is simple and close to Berea it will just be gas money. Swarms out in the open are usually removed the same day. Cut outs vary greatly based on complexity, I will not do repairs, but can talk to your contractor before removal.
Wingo KY 42088
Free swarm removal in the Graves County area. I will remove bees from your building or tree in Graves and surrounding counties for a reasonable fee.
Greensburg KY 42743
South Central Ky Region: I will safely remove all honey bee swarms and trap out honey bees inside hollow trees, inside exterior walls and inside barns within a 50 mile radius. All honey bees will go in a Langstroth beehive and “bee happy”!
Union KY 41091
I will remove your swarm of bees free of charge and give them a nice new beehive in a good location here in Northern KY.
Louisville KY 40208
I will remove any hive, and will not charge for this service. The bees will be relocated to a forest in La Grange. I am willing to travel across the state, as well as Southern Indiana.
Taylorsville KY 40071
I will remove swarms in the local area that are within easy reach. No cut outs/demolition.
Mt Sterling KY 40353
Will come and collect swarms and provide for them a new home before their new home is in yours. PLEASE do not spray them with insecticide!!! They are harmless. I DO NOT remove bees from structures requiring demolition as I do not repair what needs to be removed to get to bees.
Russellville KY 42276
Home: (270) 726-4640
Business: (270) 792-9098 (cell)
Swarm removal of honeybees in Logan and surrounding counties in Kentucky.
Louisville Kentucky 40272
Phone: 502-741-1659, 502-964-6389
I will remove bee swarms and do cut outs or trap outs anywhere in the Louisville Ky and southern Indiana area within 50 miles
Lebanon KY 40033
Free bee hive and swarm removal.
25 Mack Lewis Rd Columbia Ky 42728
Accessable swarm removal
Located in Central KY
Serving: Campbellsville and Taylor Counties
19310 Koetter Road
Borden, IN 47106
Will remove honeybee’s swarms in Jefferson County KY. Charges may apply.
Phone: 812-967-3130 Home (Evenings)
Phone: 502-552-9700 Cell (Anytime)
Mark R Berry
Location: Northern Kentucky
Will remove honeybee swarms
Phone: 859-630-2142 Cell (anytime)
1678 Harper Ridge Rd.
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
local area only please
Will remove swarms in Nelson county and surrounding area’s. Will only remove swarms in open areas, limbs, trees low enough to reach. Will not remove swarms which requires tearing apart building areas.
Worcester Honey Farms
Lansdale, PA 19446
Cell Phone: 610-584-6778
Will remove honey bee swarms and stinging insects in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Philadelphia Counties. For fastest response, call the cell phone.
Sparta, KY 41086
Call and leave a message with number and address. I’m about 45 minutes south west of Cincinnati off of 71 a few miles, and about 70 miles from Louisville.
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 Kentucky honey. Although Kentucky 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.
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If there appear to be no Kentucky beekeepers near you, try looking on pages for neighboring states, or check Kentucky beekeeping groups or clubs. You could also try contacting the Kentucky department of agriculture. If all else fails you could try contacting Kentucky pest control companies or Kentucky exterminators.
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