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.

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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 these services.

Beekeepers List for Maine

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John Zack
Cell: (207) 509-8349
Email: zackj1972@yahoo.com
Augusta ME 04330
Free honey bee removal!

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Mike Hennessey
michaelhennessey11@gmail.com
Cell: (207) 423-4688
West Bath ME 04530
Free swarm capture. Building or tree extractions considered. Advice is free. 15 or 20 miles from Bath.

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Brian Grady
Email: irisivy@hughes.net
Sebago Maine 04029
Cell: 207-595-8035
Home: 207-647-5109
Swarm collecting, trapouts and maybe cutouts within 50 miles of Sebago Maine.

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Karen Thurlow-Kimball
Email: beekeepermaine@gmail.com
North Yarmouth Maine 04096
Cell: 207-846-4449
Home: 207-329-9934
Swarm removal in Southern Maine
www.brownsbeefarm.com

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Geoff MacLean
Email: gmaclean@maine.rr.com
Scarborough ME 04074
Cell: 207-415-9044
Sales of raw all natural products of the hive, honey bee swarm removal and removal of honey bee colonies from structures in southern Maine.

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David Sinclair
Email: drop19@yahoo.com
Bath ME 04530
Cell: 207-807-1610
No-cost bee swarm removal, April-June.

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Christy Hemenway
www.goldstarhoneybees.com
GOLD STAR HONEYBEES
150 Whiskeag Road/PO Box 1061
Bath, Maine
207-449-1121
christy@goldstarhoneybees.com
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.




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Erin MacGregor-Forbes
queenbee@overlandhoney.com
www.overlandhoney.com
Portland Maine 04102
207-838-4046
Swarm removal, colony extractions, consulation

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Lloyd Brace
Waldoboro, Maine
Swarm removals in Knox, Lincoln & Waldo counties
Phone: 207-832-6190
Email: lloyddbrace@yahoo.com

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Kirstan Watson
Arundel, ME 04046
Swarm removal in York County
Email: hummingberd@adelphia.net
Cell: 207-423-2556

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Larry Peiffer
E-mail: lpeiffer@sad6.k12.me.us
95 Varney Road
Standish, Maine 04084
Home: 207-642-1089
Business: 207-807-3579
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.

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

 

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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