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Scroll down for a list of New York 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.

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

There really are beekeepers in New York City, click here to take a look.

Honeybee Helper at Stone Ridge Apiaries
NYC, Long Island, western Catskill Mountains, Albany Capital District
Cell: 347-623-4660 Text, email, call
Contact: Larry Stone
Our objective is to safely remove and rescue honeybees from your property, and then re-home them to one of our bee yards where they can thrive undisturbed.  If you are contacting us to remove an exterior swarm, there is never a charge.  If an extraction/removal is necessary, from inside a living space or other structure, we will give you an estimate of the cost, also at no charge. We will be happy to work with a contractor of your choosing to gain access to the bee colony.

Our three locations allow us to service Nassau County, NYC's boroughs, Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan, Delaware, and Otsego Counties, the Albany Capital district and environs. We will also consider farther locations depending upon the time of your call. If we cannot get to you, because of our affiliations with other apiarists, we will get someone who can. Please be sure you actually have honeybees and not wasps or bumblebees before getting in touch. We’ll be happy to help you in the identification of your insect. Because our “smart phones” are always ready to receive texts and emails, we’ll be sure to get back to you in short order. Feel free to text or email us photos too. Although our beloved honeybees have been in trouble in recent years, they are making a comeback.  We’re here to help.   Visit us on Facebook: Stone Ridge Apiaries.

Michael Ruggiero
Highland New York 12528
Cell: 845-597-2598
Swarm removal for orange county an ulster county

The New York City Beekeepers Association
New York NY 10002 The New York City Beekeepers Association works in the five boroughs of New York City, and as far as fifty miles in any direction from NYC, to remove swarms, honeybees in walls and structures, and in short, does any work at all involving honeybees. We do not work with wasps or other types of bees.

Our team has decades of experience and all of the tools (ladders, saws, heat seeking guns, laparoscopic cameras, low-suction vacuums, etc) to effect safe, speedy removal of honeybees from your home or business. If the bees are hanging from a tree, embedded in a floor, wall, gutter, or ceiling; if they are thirty feet off the ground in a tree or under the garage roof, we know how to safely remove them from your premesis. We will never harm the honeybees but will relocate them to a spot more suitable to their well being.

We love honeybees, we know what we are doing, and our fees range from free to up up and away - it just depends on what and where and when, and we will fully disclose all fees prior to starting any job. Please e-mail us rather than call- we check the e-mail at least every fifteen minutes, especially during swarm season. Please provide a phone number and we will call you. Keep in mind that while there are many people listed here, very few have the experience and equipment to do these jobs in a manner that is safe for the bees and the people and the integrity of the property. We are in the minority in this respect.

The founding members of the New York City Beekeepers Association are third and fourth generation beekeepers. Unlike all others who post here, this is all that we do - we have no other job. We look forward to helping you with all of your beekeeping needs. We can also help with local honey, talks and presentation about honeybees, beekeeping equipment, etc. If you wish, you may also email us photos.

Michael Mollica
Company The Bee Shepherds Bee Removal
Westbury NY 11590
Cell: 518-705-5618
See our website for a more complete description at: We rescue and remove honey bees from any structure and we also remove yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps. We relocate most of our bees to an organic farm in athens NY. Our fees are negotiable based on the complexity of the job.

Peter Jedrys
Mastic Beach NY 11951
Cell: 516-695-1635
Swarm removal (free) established hives removal price will be determined at the site, call or email.

Ross Ber
Jamaica NY 11435
Cell: 646-431-1461
Swarm captures, removal of estsblished hives All of NYC and Westchester Free estimates

Anne Frey
Delanson NY 12053
Cell: 518-258-7503
I remove honey bee colonies alive from walls, ceilings, floors, trees. (Colonies in trees require the tree to be dropped.) I do not simply tear in, grab the bees and leave. My service includes carefully removing wallboard, etc., cleaning the cavity after the bees and comb are removed, filling the cavity with insulation and closing entry holes with metal to prevent future recurrences of honey bees in that cavity. Cleanup of the site and most repairs and are also included. The bees are put in a proper hive and cared for after being relocated. I will travel up to about 1 hour from Delanson, which is in Schenectady County. There is a fee for colony removals. Usually it is $450 or higher, plus mileage. I do a quality job, have insurance, and can provide referrals. Swarms lower than 15 feet(a swarm is honey bees without a home, usually seen as a clump of bees the size of a loaf of bread or larger, which suddenly appear on a sunny day) are picked up as well, or referred to a beekeeper closer to you. Swarm pick up is free or for gas money.

Bill Alexander
Goat Man Bee Farm
Stanley New York 14561
Office: 585-474-7106
Cell: 585-474-7110
Live Honeybee removal, pollinator service and extermination of wasps, yellow jackets and hornets. All in and around Geneva, Canandaigua and Penn Yan NY.

Ronald Woodburn
Standing Stone Honeybee Products
Locke NY 13092
Home: 315-497-9079
Please call if you find a swarm. I cover areas near Auburn, Ithaca, Moravia, and Waverly, NY. Swarm removal is free. If bees are in a building I could assess it for you and give you a reasonable estimate.

Scott Yarnes
Conesus New York 14435
Office: 585-538-2195 x242
Cell: 585-748-1145
Honey bee swarm removal (free). Will not remove established hives (sorry).

Jacob Hirschey
Syracuse New York 13210
Cell: 315-877-8945
Home: 315-350-4029
Free swarm removal from just about anywhere. Call for removal of honeybees living in your walls or inside any structure. All bees are saved and given a good home to live in.

Taylor Lash Alan
Sherburne NY 13460
Home: 607-674-9702
Will take honeybee swarms for free in Madison, Chenango, Otsego, Onieda and Broome counties. No bees in houses please. I will take the swarm to my apiary. Please do not spray the honeybees they are only looking for a new home which I can provide.

Mark Werner
The Bee Doctors
Attica NY 14040
Cell: 716-560-1287
We specialize in removing and saving honeybees from any structure. We serve all of WNY, and have years of experience. Don't exterminate we need them to pollinate!

Irving Baisley
R.I.D.'s Nature Preservations
Putnam Valley NY 10579
Office: 914-215-0340
Cell: 347-616-4318 @ 24/7
I Provide the services of removal of hives, bees, infestations, and wasp, honey bees, feral bees, just queen removals as well as what ever nature has taken over. Will explain and suggest numerous ways to removal the hives and bees. I accept Visa Master card, Discover, American Express, debit and cash as well, very reliable and reasonable rates, I relocated and DO NOT KILL OR DESTORY THE BEES> Services in Putnam,Westchester, Rockland, southern Dutchess County. For info E-Mail or call-On 24/7. Help support nature with relocating a swarm!!! :)

Gene Houghtaling
Bee Wranglers
Cairo NY 12413
Cell: 817-487-6737
Home: 518-622-3161
Swarm removals and hive removals

James Busch
Busch Bros. Beekeeping
Buffalo New York 14226
Cell: 716-578-1812
Home: 716-839-4676
We remove honey bee swarms in trees bushes and also our expertise is removal of hives in buildings and walls. A professional carpenter and the beekeeper consultant for the major grocery store headquartered in Rochester, New York that begins with "W". We guarantee our work..!!

Leo Siemion Jr.
Summit Naturals
Summit NY 12175
Home: 518-287-1408
Schoharie County, NY and surrounding counties: FREE swarm removal; Honey Bees in walls removed,starting at $250.00

Bob Bishop
Smyrna New York 13464
Cell: 607-226-3404
Home: 607-627-6561
Free removal of honey bee swarms from trees, bushes, etc. Chenango, Madison county etc.

Frank Hammer
Richfield Springs NY 13439
Home: 315-858-0914
Honey bee removal. Free estimates

Jonathan Steele
Bloomfield NY 14469
Cell: 585-657-7571
If you are in the Ontario County, NY area and need us to remove a swarm of honey bees - please call us at 585-657-7571. We love to capture swarms for folks and look forward to your call! We do not charge to remove swarms for you. We do not remove bees who have built hives within buildings or structures.

Paul Harrison
T H Hives
Mountvernon New York 10552
Phone1: 914-393-2022
Phone2: 914-664-3533
Removal of honey bee swarms and established hive from homes and surrounding areas. Wasp and yellow jacket removals. All honeybees removed live and relocated NOT KILLED. Free swarm removal if it's close. There is a charge for cut out removals. Minor repairs done. Serving Westchester, Bronx, parts of Rockland. Small fee if travel is far. If I can't do it I can put you in touch others who can.

M R Ryan
Willow. NY 12495
Phone: 917-667-0626
Free swarm removal. Hive removal at a cost.

Sal Santaniello
Greenwich NY 12834
Phone: 518-860-9425
NY Capital District and Surrounding counties. There is a charge for our service, fees cover the cost of a new home for the colony, any medications and travel expenses. LIVE REMOVALS ONLY, Honey Bee Swarms Removed, Colonies Removed from Buildings, Trees, Shrubs, Inside walls and roofs. All colonies are given a new loving home to thrive and prosper!

Joe Handy
Schuyler NY 13340
Cell: 315-269-9001
Swarm capture and removal of colonies from buildings, barns, walls etc. in Herkimer County

Andrew Espo
Buffalo NY 14216
Phone: 716-374-5351
Bee Removal in Erie and Niagara County

Sam Ryan
Brooklyn NY 11216
Phone: 917-667-0626
Swarm removal. I will also remove hives from homes

Anthony Planakis
New York NY 11374
Cell: 917-576-3422
Honeybee swarm removal, safe and humane removal and relocation of honeybees. Call and advise of your situation. ALL removals ARE re-hived either in Queens or CT.

Mickey Beaman
Brooklyn NY 11216
Cell: 917-740-8009
Safe swarm removal. We may be able to save the bees with quick and safe swarm removal methods

Zan Yassin
Bronx NY 10474
Cell: 917-880-8159
Organic Beekeeping Classes, organic raw honey, consultation on bees, and swarm removal within the New York City/Metro and surrounding areas!

Kristofer Landell
Saugerties NY 12477
Phone: 845-853-9938
Swarm Removals from bushes / shrubs and structures. Most removals are free. I will remove bees in Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Columbia, and Greene Counties.

Ryan McCullough
Brooklyn NY 11216
Phone: 917-667-0626
Free Swarm removal for Brooklyn and Manhattan

H. Peet Foster
Tarrytown NY 10591
Cell: 917-975-3731
Swarm removal. I will work with your contractor on a cut out and bee removal from a structure. Beekeeper mentoring.

Allen Gilbert
Delevan NY 14042
Phone: 716-353-3195
Honey bee removal, inside structures or outside. Swarm removal. Western NY area. Fee dependent upon travel distance and hive/swarm location

Keith Hollis
Livonia NY 14487
Phone: 585-721-5141
Honey bee removal service, external swarms or from within buildings. All removals do have costs involved.

Paul Lendvay
High Falls NY 12440
Cell: 845-417-1039
Live honey bee removal, honey bee swam collecting/ removal

Greg Kalicin
Web Site:
Lisbon New York 13658
Home: 315 322-4208
Business: 315 569-6144 (Cell)
I will remove bee from trees and bushes in St Lawrence county. I cannot remove them from buildings

Mike Tuggle
Rhinebeck NY 12572
Phone: 845-876-3770
No Struggle with Tuggle! I will remove honeybee swarms from your property in the Northern Dutchess County areas around Rhinebeck and Red Hook. Most removals are FREE since I need the bees. Just call me and let's discuss your situation.

Chris Noble
Wallkill NY 12589
Phone: (347)738-1339
Will remove honeybee swarms within 25 miles of Wallkill, NY.

Todd Mathes
Bergen NY 14416
Phone: 585-494-2886
Service Offered: Swarm removal in eastern Orleans, eastern Genesee, western Monroe. Some extractions depending on location.

Free honeybee swarm removal in Ulster, Greene, Columbia and Northern Dutchess. Colonies removed from trees, homes, outbuildings or other structure for small negotiated donation.
Woodstock NY
Phone: 845-532-1643

Robert Evans
3031 Center rd Madison New York 13402

Rick Alexander
Swarm removal building removal INSURED Non chemic
McGraw, NY 13101
Phone: 607-836-6954
I will remove swarms in central NY state . There is a fee for bee extractions from buildings, the estimate is free.

Bushkill Apiaries
I will remove swarms from trees and buildings in the Catskill Mountains and surrounding areas. Free estimates. Ulster, Dutchess, Greene and Orange Counties. May be a fee depending on location. Estimates free. Visit for swarm removal info.
Phone: 845-657-7318

Joseph Sakowicz
58 Mountain Brook Dr
Brewster,NY 10509
Cell: 914-924-7466
I can cover Putnam, Northern Westchester, and Southern Dutchess.

Jeff Herel
Vestal, NY
I will remove swarms of honeybees from trees, bushes and buildings in Broome & Tioga County, NY and Eastern Bradford and Susquehanna County, PA, and surrounding areas. LIVE REMOVALS ONLY.Free estimates and there may be a fee depending on location and degree of difficulty. I am insured.
Cell: 607-759-2345

Josh Bestle
Owego, NY 13827
I remove honeybee swarms for free. There is a fee for extractions from buildings or any other structure with a free estimate. Email:
Phone: 607-206-8223

Pete Semmel
Ontario County, NY
Cell: 585-919-9835
Swarm Removal and Extractions in Finger Lakes Region and Monroe County NY.

Scott Yates
Mountain Camp Farm
70 Mountain Camp Road
Round Top, NY 12473
Phone: 518-622-0309
Swarms removed in Greene County, New York and surrounding area.

Waldemar Galka
I remove swarms in Long Island and NYC. My fees are reasonable. I specialize in honey bee colony removals from homes, trees, and commercial buildings.
Phone: 631-549-6625

Kris Lyko
Middletown N.Y. 10940
Cell: 845-283-4467
I will remove swarms from buildings, trees, etc. Active in Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan and Pike county.

James Busch
126 Hamilton Dr.
Buffalo, New York 14226
Cell: 716-578-1812
Phone: 716-839-4676
I will remove swarms from you property and dwellings in Erie county and Niagara county and even further away...

Eric Krouse
Cell: 315-415-6566 24 hrs / day, 7 days a week.
Honeybee removal in Syracuse area, Onondaga County, Central New York.
Swarms, honey bee nests in houses, walls, buildings and trees. Price varies based on complexity. (For wasps, hornets or yellowjackets call me for a professional referal).

Henry Brunow
376 Reservoir Road
Pawling N.Y. 12564
Phone: 914-755-5894
I do swarm removal as well as removing them from buildings. In Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties of New York.

Tony DeBonis CWDMP
Phone: 845-489-6148
Wildlife Control Of the Hudson Valley
Serving the entire Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Eastern Connecticut
LICENSED and INSURED Bee and Wildlife specialists.
100% Live Removal: swarm and colony relocation.

Capturing swarms situated less than 10 feet high during the months of May & June.
Eastern Monroe & Western Wayne County.
Phone: 585-820-6619

Aram Oarcea
I will remove bees in Ulster County NY.
Swarm removal free. Extractions for a fee depending on difficulty.
(Lots of building experience / free estimate.)
Stone Ridge, NY
Phone: 845-687-7885

Northern Ulster County
Phone: 845-247-3176

Saratoga, New York
Phone: 518-507-6230
Live colony removal by: Bee Brothers Apiary
Area Serviced: NY Capital District and Surrounding counties. There is a charge for our service, fees cover the cost of a new home for the colony, any medications and travel expenses. LIVE REMOVALS ONLY, Honey Bee Swarms Removed, Colonies Removed from Buildings, Trees, Shrubs, Inside walls and roofs. All colonies are given a new loving home to thrive and prosper!

If there appear to be no New York beekeepers near you, try looking on pages for neighboring states, or check New York beekeeping groups or clubs. You could also try contacting the New York department of agriculture. If all else fails you could try contacting New York pest control companies or New York exterminators.

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