Here’s a list of beekeepers who conduct swarm removal in Maine. 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 Maine
Cell: (207) 423-4688
West Bath MA 04530
Free swarm capture. Building or tree extractions considered. Advice is free. 15 or 20 miles from Bath.
Sturbridge MA 01566
FREE Honey bee swarm removal, cut outs, retrieval from most locations, chemical free, safe and fast!
Sebago Maine 04029
Swarm collecting, trapouts and maybe cutouts within 50 miles of Sebago Maine.
North Yarmouth Maine 04096
Swarm removal in Southern Maine
Scarborough ME 04074
Sales of raw all natural products of the hive, honey bee swarm removal and removal of honey bee colonies from structures in southern Maine.
Bath ME 04530
No-cost bee swarm removal, April-June.
GOLD STAR HONEYBEES
150 Whiskeag Road/PO Box 1061
Don’t spray the honeybees! We do live bee removal and relocation throughout eight counties in Maine. Well equipped and insured. Call or email for more details.
Portland Maine 04102
Swarm removal, colony extractions, consulation
Swarm removals in Knox, Lincoln & Waldo counties
Arundel, ME 04046
Swarm removal in York County
95 Varney Road
Standish, Maine 04084
Service Offered: I collect Swarms and extract honey bee colonies from buildings, with experience. I also make hive checks for those that are in need of help.
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 Maine honey. Although Maine 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 Maine beekeepers near you, try looking on pages for neighboring states, or check Maine beekeeping groups or clubs. You could also try contacting the Maine department of agriculture. If all else fails you could try contacting Maine pest control companies or Maine exterminators.
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