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Scroll down for a list of Ohio 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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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 Ohio honey. Although Ohio 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.

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Swarm Removal List

Alan Travers
Richfield Honeybee Services
Richfield Ohio 44286
Cell: 330-734-5296
Email: atravers349@yahoo.com
honeybee swarm removal (usually free, depending on distance), live honeybee colony removal from houses/buildings in Summit and neighboring counties.

Joe Bondra
Painesville Township OH 44077
Cell: 440-537-0103
Email: J.bondra@icloud.com
Free swarm removal Removal of hives from structures and structure repair. Fees depend on work required.

Jay Kershner
Fostoria Ohio 44830
Cell: 419-420-5564
Email: beardoggy1@yahoo.com
I will remove swarms near Fostoria or Findlay area. The job is free if the swarm is exposed. If any removal from walls is done, I will provide an estimate for free.

Jonathan Young
Athens OH 45701
Cell: 740-509-8498
Email: youngjw@hotmail.com
I will remove swarms free of charge within Athens County OH without the use of chemicals. Surronding counties will be considered for a small fee. Honeybees inside buildings or walls may have an associated fee.

Michael Pittman
Kettering OH 45440
Cell: 937-974-1472
Email: mpittman@woh.rr.com
I will remove Honey Bees from where they land, hanging from a tree limb, fence, side of a building, etc. This will be done for FREE. If you have Honey Bees inside a building, residence, or other structure, there will be a fee. Call to discuss and I will respond to view the structure and give a free estimate for removal. Let's save the Honey Bee!

Robert Yost Jr
Email: baggins13@mail.com
Louisville OH 44641
Cell: 330-687-5311
I will provide free estimates on any removal job from houses or outbuildings. I will take honeybees only no hornets or wasps. Swarms of bees are removed for free and donations are accepted. I will travel up to 40 miles from Louisville ohio. Services include; Removal of honeybees, comb, and honey, bee proofing the entrance to the hive and providing the best customer service I can provide.

Rick Bittner
Email: Tjbittybit@aol.com
Louisville Ohio 44641
Office: 330-875-8404
Cell: 330-412-7542
My wife Angie and I take Honeybees from any building, barn or shed. We ask for donations for swarm removals, and charge something for removing colonies in walls, we look to see how much of a job it is to get them out, and if we can do it. We have 30 years experience removing bees. We live in Stark County and will provide removals for all surrounding counties.

Seth Keller
Email: clayinthepottershands@gmail.com
West Salem Ohio 44287
Home: 330-241-2400
Free swarm removal within 25 miles of my home. $1 per mile for every mile thereafter. Only swarms within 10 miles after July 31.

Tim Cassidy
Email: TimothyMCassidy@gmail.com
St Pat's Community Garden
Youngstown OH 44512
Cell: 330-540-3211
Honey bee removal. Swarms or hives. Bees will be relocated to local hives. Mahoning, Trumbull & Columbiana Counties OH

Jeff Morrow
Email: jcmorrow1995@columbus.rr.com
Lancaster Ohio 43130
Home: 740-756-4027
We cover the greater central Ohio area. We remove honeybees from man made and natural structures. In addition to being certified bee keepers we are also a construction company that specializes in bee removal. Information and estimates are always free. Not afraid to tackle the complex removals and since our bees winter in Florida we can do removals until late in the year.

Richard Metz
Email: coinhound@hotmail.com
Defiance Ohio 43512
Cell: 419-615-8635
Home: 419-393-2974
I can do honey bee removal, be it a swarm or a hive in a wall or tree. I can serve the Defiance county and surrounding area.

Kimberly Piros
Email: kimberlypiros@yahoo.com
Warren OH 44481
Cell: 330-647-1527
Home: 330-989-2460
Our neighbors have a HUGE beehive in their tree in their back yard. I just discovered this today and am concerned as we have 2 small children who play in our back yard which is VERY near where this hive is. I would like to present my concern to them but it would be helpful if we had a solid solution to offer them. Please give us a solution to the removal of this!

Tim Hellinger
Email: autim1962@aol.com
Granville Ohio 43023
Cell: 740-616-9958
Chemical free bee removal from inside trees and structures for a small fee call for a estimate. Always free swarm removal.

Greg & Lorie Tygard
Email: feralcat36@aol.com
Access Design and Construction Company
Norton Ohio 44203
Office: 330-336-1401
Cell: 330-289-2605 Greg
Cell: 330-283-0494 Lorie
We specialize in the removal of established honey bee colonies from structures & have the expertise to put your structure back together correctly afterwards. Estimates given after inspection. Free swarm pick ups May & June.

Ed Wolfinger
Email: Deerkimmer@aol.com
FarmGirl's Honey
North Bloomfield Ohio 44450
Cell: 330-553-4876
Home: 330-583-2180
Free swarm removal-no tear outs. Primary area Northern Trumbull county, Ohio and 20 mile radius of this area

Carl Foster
Hollansburg Ohio 45332
Cell: 937-417-5613
Swarm removal, Darke County and surrounding areas.

Louis Slosar
Email: ljslosar@sbcglobal.net
Solon OH 44139
Cell: 216 258-7136
Home: 440 248-0591
I'll remove your honeybee swarm - no charge (May and June) in the Solon area - southeast Cuyahoga County, southwest Geauga County, northeast Summit County, and northwest Portage County

Roger Myers
Email: rogerjudymyers@msn.com
Myers Honey
Swanton Ohio 43558
Cell: 567-686-5698
Home: 419-875-6399
I will pick up swarms of honey bees in the Lucas, Fulton and Wood County areas. We also have local honey.

Mark Gingerich
Email: mark@markgingerich.com
West Jefferson Ohio 43162
Cell: 614-546-6088
Home: 614-879-9347
Exterior swarm removal

Kevin Dorgan
Email: Hrdhtdiver@msn.com
Williamsburg Ohio 45176
Cell: 513-515-0524
Removal of bee swarms

Adam Stearns
Email: Adamstearns@adcalinc.com
Medina Ohio 44256
Honeybee removal. Cutouts (live removal from inside structures) and swarm removal in medina county and surrounding area.

Ken Rice
Email: przhmido@yahoo.com
Company Fairfield Apiaries
Fairfield Ohio 45014
Cell: 513-939-7091
Free swarm removal, Cutouts priced after inspection

Scott Boschert
Email: scott.boschert@gmail.com
Twin Creek Apiaries
Carlisle Ohio 45005
Cell: 937-756-1670
Will do honeybee swarm removals in Warren county and surrounding areas. Will give free estimates on cutouts.

Scott Garlough
Email: sagarlough@yahoo.com
Leetonia Ohio 44431
Cell: 330-692-1984
Beehive / Swarming bee removal services for Columbiana & Mahoning County in Ohio.

Stacy Harris
Email: skh396@hotmail.com
Stillwater Valley Apiary
West Milton Ohio 45383
Cell: 1-937-212-0438
I do swarms cutouts and trapouts

Rob Crain
Email: lisacrain1@aol.com
Shelby Ohio 44875
Phone: 419-347-1163
Will retrieve honey bee swarms and remove from walls buildings etc. for a fee in the richland county area

Don Bayer
Email: dbayer@bayerbuilders.com
Covington OH 45318
Phone1: 937-216-9585
Phone2: 937-473-3695
Swarm removal, no charge, within 25 mi. radius of Covington. Includes Miami Co., eastern Darke, southern Shelby, northern Montgonery counties.

Wade Humphreys
Email: wadehump@roadrunner.com
Jackson Ohio 45640
Phone: 740-286-2016
Will collect swarms for free surrounding counties also do trap outs and cut outs for a fee.

Martin Daly
Email: mdaly1053@gmail.com
New London OH 44851
Phone: 419 705-0657
Swarm removal

Seth Keller
Email: maranatha11us@yahoo.com
Medina OH 44215
Phone: 330-241-2400
Swarm removal Northern Wayne, Southern Medina, Northeastern Ashland counties

John Weaver
Email: weaveland@att.net
Columbus OH 43211
Phone: 614-267-4327
Cell: 614-208-3634
Honeybee removal from buildings for a fee. Franklin County

Joe Angle
Email: joeshana@windstream.net
Covington OH 45318
Cell: 937 313 3544
Will remove honey bee swarms for free if they are within 20 miles of my home.

Steve Syvanych
Email: syvanych@sbcglobal.net
Clinton OH 44216
Phone: 330-860-0949
Swarm removal only.please do not call after July 1st, because those will usually be yellow jackets or hornets. 42 years experience...no charge for swarms...call anytime...will travel within 20-25 miles of Akron ...thanx...have a nice day.

Brady Smith
Email: info@allprowildlifecontrol.com
Dayton OH 45434
Phone: (937)371-7816
We service most of south west Ohio. Swarm removal and professional hive removal from within structures. Prices vary. Please call or email for estimate.

Robert Dorsten
Email: robert@dorstencompany.com
Troy OH 45373
Cell: 937-623-6562
Swarm removal in Dayton, OH; Miami County, Montgomery County, Greene County, Clark County and other surrounding areas.

Roger Nikiforow
Email: roger.nikiforow@yahoo.com
Greenwich OH 44837
Cell: 216 287 6693
Free honeybee swarm removal

Liz Tilton
Email: metilton@gmail.com
Cincinnati OH 45243
Cell: 513-675-9897
Will collect swarms anywhere in the Greater Cincinnati area. And if I can't do it, I have friends who can. We love swarms.

Harvey Giffin
E-mai: 4giffins@gmail.com
Licking: Ohio 43080
Phone: 614-572-3253
Please call if you have a swarm of bees in Licking County that you need to get rid of, 614-572-3253.

Jon Opperman
E-mail: jopperman@woh.rr.com
Fostoria Ohio 44830
Cell: 231-577-8510
Home: 419-435-4444
Swarm removal in Fostoria Ohio area for free. Hive cut-out from structures for a fee. I keep feral hives if I can get the brood nest intact.

Dan Williams
E-mail: pine_ridge_farms@yahoo.com
Frankfort OH 45628
Home: 740-998-4380
Business: 740-703-3941
Ross and the surrounding counties. Will remove swarms for free. Will also remove any active hives for free in barns or other outbuildings as long as I don't have to cut into walls or other parts of the structure. My payment for removing honeybees is the bees. I am a small hobby farmer that keeps bees for the fun of it.

Daniel Longstreth
dlongstr@newark.ohio-state.edu
Zanesville Ohio
Phone: 740-297-4259
Service Offered: Removal of swarming honeybees free of charge. Removal of honeybee hives in structures is fee based. Service area of 40 miles.Estimates are free of charge.

Glenn Magrum
Serving: Ashland County, Richland County, SW Wayne County
Phone: 419-289-6701

Bob Mitchell
Serving Henry and surrounding counties
Napoleon Ohio
Phone: 419-589-8289

Brian Vandersall
Akron, OH area
Phone: 330-628-0127
Email: bvandersall@neo.rr.com
Summit County and surrounding counties. I remove swarms and bees in the walls and ceilings of structures.

Angie n Rick Bittner
7641 Ravenna Ave. N.E.
Louisville, Ohio 44641
My wife Angie and I take Honeybees from any building, barn or shed. We ask for donations for swarm removals, and charge something for removing colonies in walls, we look to see how much of a job it is to get them out, and if we can do it. We have 30 years experience removing bees. We live in Stark County and will provide removals for all surrounding counties.
Phone: 330-875-8404
Cell: 330-412-7542
Email: Tjbittybit@aol.com

Mike Gillmore
Massillon, Ohio
Will remove swarms in Stark and surrounding counties
Phone: 330-830-1519
Cell: 330-340-9370
Email: hma@sssnet.com

William “Bud” Hanes
Westerville, Ohio
Will remove honeybee swarms in and around Franklin county. No wasps, hornets or yellow jackets please. Contact me at 614-891-6485. If no answer, please leave a message.
Email: budhanes@sbcglobal.net

Bill Jones
Loveland OH 45140
Phone: 513-315-6474
Loveland, Ohio and Greater Cincinnati area.
We specialize in removing hives from buildings.
Email: isequen@aol.com

Brad Morrill-Cornelius
Location: Lexington KY
Area Covered: Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati and area in between
Phone: 859-523-8179
Email: sbmorrillcornelius@yahoo.com

Brian Neuman
Dew-Bee Honey Farm
3524 Ravenna Warren Rd
Newton Falls Ohio 44444
Phone: 330-872-7841
Email: beedude@earthlink.net
I will get swarms from Portage and Trumbull counties. I do not charge any fee, until... I have no more hive bodes in which to put bees. At that point it is $200.00........to buy a hive for the bees.

Richard Stewart
Carriage House Farm Apiary
Hamilton County
North Bend, OH
Phone: 513-967-1106
Any swarms within 20 miles of zip code 45052

Terry Eddy
Swarm removals in Franklin & Delaware Counties
Please call for a swarm removal, email us with questions
Cell phone: 614-562-4894
Email: tbeddy@sbcglobal.net

James Sebastian
Tipp City, OH
I'll pick up swarms in the Dayton area including most of Montgomery and Miami counties, and the western parts of Clark and Greene counties. I will also consider cutouts or trapping of bees in structures.
Phone: 937-877-6103
Email: jamessebastian@hotmail.com

Mike Hammer
Removing honeybee swarms in Western Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Northern Medina County and Eastern Lorain County
Phone: 440-816-0548
Email: dotzero@gmail.com

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

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