Here’s a list of beekeepers who conduct swarm removal in Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island

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Annie Dunning
Cell: (401) 330-0430
Email: bussiyou@gmail.com
Westerly RI 02891
Swarm removal.

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Robert Weinreich
weinsy@verizon.net
Cell: (401) 741-4112
South Kingstown RI 02879
Free honeybee swarm removal.

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Dane Pursley
Barrington Rhode Island 02806
Cell: 401-862-3121
Email: Cottonwoodbees@gmail.com
Free honeybee swarm removal. Call for information on removing honey bees from walls and structures. We save all honeybees and relocate them to our apiary so they may continue pollinating our fruits, vegetables and flowers. Please do not destroy honeybee hives or swarms, call an experienced beekeeper to safely relocate them.

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Steve Southwick
Southwick Apiaries
Charlestown RI 02813
Cell: 401-699-1565
Email: southwick9@verizon.net
Honeybee swarm removal.

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Kathy Hopkins
Email: kathyhopkis@live.com
North Scituate RI 02857
Cell: 401-263-9977
Honeybee swarm removal




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Charles Wood
Email: cwood10065@aol.com
Smithfield RI 02828
Home: 401-949-5826
Honey Bee Swarm removals

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Jeff McGuire
Email: jeffmcguire1@cox.net
Web Site: southcountyhoney.com
Wakefield, RI 02879
Home Phone: 401-789-1144
Cell Phone: 401-741-7672
Honeybee swarms removed

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To find a beekeeping group or club in Rhode Island, go to the Bee Clubs and Associations Page and select Rhode Island from the map, or see the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island honey. Although Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island beekeepers near you, try looking on pages for neighboring states, or check Rhode Island beekeeping groups or clubs. You could also try contacting the Rhode Island department of agriculture. If all else fails you could try contacting Rhode Island pest control companies or Rhode Island exterminators.

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