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Scroll down for a list of Tennessee 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.

Please use caution when engaging anyone from this list
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To find a beekeeping group or club in Tennessee, go to the Bee Clubs and Associations Page and select Tennessee from the map, or see the Tennessee 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 Tennessee honey. Although Tennessee 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

Jay Whittington
Bee Basket Honey Farms
Portland TN 37148
Cell: 615-681-4015
I remove bee swarms and also bees from your structure. I come promptly and do not kill the bees, but take them to the safety of my bee farm. I can travel to most any area of middle and eastern Tennessee. Being a retired commercial general contractor allows me to have the knowledge to remove bees from your structure with minimum effort.

Doug Ferrell
Tanglewood Apiary
Tallahassee FL 32304
Cell: 850-273-8661
Swarm removal

Talon Redding
Carthage TN 37145
Cell: 615-642-1943 or 615-677-1886
Honeybee swarm and colony removal. I service Smith, Trousdale, Wilson, Jackson, Clay, and Macon Counties. Special exceptions may apply to calls outside of this area under certain conditions.

Tammy Burchett
Greeneville TN 37743
Cell: 423-943-3795
Removal of Honey bee swarms. Greeneville, Unicoi, Jonesborough, Johnson City, areas

Randall Sharpe
Ramer TN 38367
Cell: 731-434-8865
Free Honey Bee Removal in Mcnairy County TN and surrounding counties. Will go within an hour or less drive. Contact and we will make arrangements to remove and relocate to my organic farm in Ramer for pollination and honey. Bees will not be harmed or killed. If they are in an attic, shed, barn, tree or eve they are usually pretty easily removed. However if they are in a wall it will require some amount of dismantling and removal of wallboard, usually either inside or out and the owner will be responsible for the repairs since this service and my expenses are free. I will do the least amount of damage possible to get to the hive but all the combs will have to be removed.

Brian Shelton
White Bluff TN 37187
Cell: 615-598-5839
Swarm capture. And removing honey bees from some structures.

Marshall Dudley
Loudon TN 37774
Cell: 865-635-8134
Will remove swarms in surrounding counties, Knox, Anderson, Loudon and Roane at no charge. Available 7 days a week. Please do not spray with chemicals. Call anytime. 865-635-8134

Chad Poole
Chattanooga TN 37412
East Ridge, TN and surrounding areas
Phone 423-635-2665
We will remove honey bees/hives from your property in the Chattanooga, S. Pittsburgh, Sequatchie Valley / N. GA areas. We can also remove honey bees from your house, we have a bee vacuum that can remove the bees if they are in an accessible area. Will be not responsible for any damage caused by removal. If easy removal then there is no charge, if materials need to be removed and/or depending on distance there may be a small charge. I will be happy to answer any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail me. Please put ****Bee Removal**** in subject line or it may be deleted as junk mail

Will Alas
Chattanooga TN 37421
Office: 423-490-9566
Cell: 423-593-8000
Greater Chattanooga and North Georgia.

Chris Ivy
Fairview TN 37062
Office: 615-799-8892
Cell: 615-218-7572
Will remove swarms of bees from most surfaces. Tree limbs, bushes. etc. Nashville and surround area. Within 50 mile area.

Jay Ryan
Murfreesboro TN 37120
Cell: 615-785-1962
Free removal of honeybee swarms in the Murfreesboro/Rutherford county area. Call anytime.

Matthew Phillips
Cookeville TN 38506
Cell: 931-252-7650
Free Honey Bee Swarm removal in Putnam County, White County, Overton County, and western Cumberland County. Call anytime day or night

Michael Coulter
Athens TN 37303
Cell: 770-883-6000
Home: 423-745-3407
Athens, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Bradley, Monroe counties.

Misha Gray
Fayetteville TN 37334
Cell: 931-993-5333
I like to get a small fee to cover gas and put the money to purchase a new hive or equipment to maintain my honey bees. I will collect swarms in Lincoln County and Northern Madison County Alabama. I will consider going to another TN County for a larger fee. I can do trap outs and hives that are inside walls or buildings.

Brad Odom
Odom's Honey Works
Readyville TN 37149
Cell: 615-542-9397
My services include hive removal, swarm removal, cutout, and trapouts. Since each of these services can vary from situation to situation, the prices will vary. On certain services, there will be no charge. All my services are offered in the Middle TN area. I also provide honey for sale. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact me

Mike Rogers
Memphis TN 38141
Cell: 662-812-3829
We remove swarms and also do cut-outs in homes andbuildings. Swarms are free except for a small fuel charge. Cut-outs are prices by degree of difficulty. We also can repair any damage done taking the bees.

Jim Rodgers
Bees Made Easy
Blaine TN 37709
Office: 865-465-9066
Cell: 502-216-1356
Home: 865-332-0603
I do swarm retrievals and most cutouts in Sullivan County and surrounding areas. More information on our website at

Roger & Susan Hensley
Hensley's Honey Bees
Tellico Plains TN 37385
Office: 423-884-6100
Cell: 423-536-8937
Home: 423-836-2609
We will remove any Honey Bee Swarm in East TN. Bees are not harmed and placed in a responsible Apiary. We remove in evenings and weekends too.

Gerald Skaggs
Savannah TN 38372
Cell: 931-332-0207
I will remove swarms of bees from your yard or farm around the Savannah area. I do not remove the bees after they have settled in buildings or dwellings.

Greg Miles
Miles Bees Be Gone
Hendersonville TN 37075
Office: 615-824-7881
Cell: 615-294-8634
Swarm catcher & bee removal need bees removed from your building ? Miles Bees Be Gone will remove them ! Miles Bees Be Gone has 20+ years of experience as a beekeeper and 10+ years of removing them from buildings Miles Bees Be Gone carries liability insurance Miles Bees Be Gone has 4 years of experience in pest control now serving all of the following areas: Middle TN / Southern Kentucky / Northern Alabama and other surrounding areas. Please inquire or visit the web site at Let Miles Bees Be Gone keep your family safe– We will solve your problem and make you a very happy customer.

Bennett Cowan
Bristol TN 37620
Home: 423-534-3534
Explain the services you offer and area covered Bristol TN and Bristol VA and surrounding Sullivan County, TN and Washington County, VA Will remove outside swarms in most situations, remove long-standing hives in houses for nominal fee.

James Blakeney
Clinton TN 37716
Phone: 865-389-4759
Free Open Swarm Removal for Anderson and Surrounding Counties. Need a Cutouts/Trapouts call for pricing and availability. An open swarm is one that is clustered out in the open.

Kevin Rickert
Rickert Honey Farm
Portland/Westmoreland TN 37148
Phone 1: 615-888-3684
Phone 2: 615-838-4981
I will remove swarms in Sumner County. I don't remove bees from buildings, just outside.
Also have Local Honey for sale.
Please contact me for more info.

Joseph Schultz II
Elizabethton TN 37643
Phone: 423-543-4706
Bee swarm removal for Carter, Johnson, Washington and Unicoi Counties.

Greg Rigsby
Woodbury TN 37190
Phone: 615-765-7015
I will capture and remove swarms in and around the Woodbury area. Open swarms are free and cut-outs can be negotiated. Call and leave message, messages are directly emailed to me.

John Deason
Nolensville TN 37135
Phone: 615-776-2536
Cell: 615-512-9966
Swarm removal in the Nolensville area. Free for most removals will consider driving farther if time permits.

Tyler Smith
Chattanooga TN 37405
Cell: 423-505-8192
I remove swarms in the Hamilton County and surrounding counties. Feel free to call.

Josh Carmack
Ripley TN 38063
Phone: 731-635-0155
Swarm Removal for the following towns, Ripley, Halls, Gates, Henning, Frogjump, Brownsville, Dyersburg, Covington, Lauderdale County and immediate surrounding areas. Request a gas fee for anything outside of the County. Gas fee $20.00 NO structure removal! ST registration number TN09169

Larry Lane
Bristol TN 37664
Cell: 423-534-6489
We will capture and remove open swarms in and around the Tri-Cities area free of charge. We do not cut bees out of any structure. Please do not spray with chemicals. Call anytime.

James Wagner
Kingsport TN 37664
Phone: 865-332-0603
Cell: 205-516-9589
Tri-Cities area, principally in and around Sullivan County. Swarm removal and most cutouts.

Tom Hartley
Murfreesboro TN 37128
Cell: 615-218-2961
FREE Removal of "Hanging" Swarms of Honeybees in the Rutherford County area during the months of March through June. Free Bee-advice all year long.

Jason Groppel
Clarksville TN 37010
Phone: 931-358-4003
Cell: 931-561-5530
Bee and swarm removal in Clarksville - Montgomery County area in TN and Southern and Western Kentucky. In most cases, the majority of the bees can be removed in two to four hours. I also sell local honey (limited supply) and make bees' wax candles.

Jay Williams
Franklin TN 37069
Cell: 310-990-5074
I do most swarm removals for free anywhere within Williamson County, TN. If it's a long drive, a little gas money would be much appreciated.

Ben Volk
Corryton TN 37721
Phone: 865-585-5827
I do swarm removal for free in Knox, Anderson, Blount, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Sevier, Loudon, and Roane counties in TN.

Robert Lewis
1344 N. Walnut Drive
Erwin TN 37650
Phone: 423-220-6855
Swarms removed for no charge. Will remove colonies from within structures for a fee. Unicoi County, TN & surrounding area.

Ken Kizer
Murfreesboro TN 37130
Home: 615.907.1377
Business: 615.542.6314
My services include swarm removal, trapping bees, and cutouts. Swarms are usually free but gas money is appreciated. I will usually go within 40 miles of Murfreesboro, TN. Further with agreeable charge. Trapping bees is usually from trees, cutting down trees to remove hives and sometimes from buildings but the hives must be no more than 3 or 4 feet from the ground. Trapping bees can take up to 8 - 12 weeks and is time consuming for me to check the trapping(s). Cutting down trees to remove bees is something I do but cost is dependent on difficulty of the job. If I feel the removal of the tree is beyond my expertise, you can get an expert to cut the tree down and I will remove the bees. I do not remove the wood but for an additional fee I can limb up the tree. Cutouts are offered for homes and other buildings. Price is determined upon complexity of the job, including height and location. I normally charge a fee to come and look at cutout jobs with part of this fee being returned in the cost of doing the work. I am not responsible for any repairs. I am experienced in cutout including bees in a dormer (roof). I use equipment to lessen the killing of the bees and I take all bees home and hive them. Please fell free to contact me with any questions you have about bees!!!!

Ralph B Groff
1195 Bucketbranch Rd
Waverly TN 37185
Can recapture bee swarms in areas close to my home,very good at retrieval of swarms

John Cox
McMinnville TN 37110
Phone: 931-934-2409
I do close pick up (10 miles) of swarms for free. Further out I charge a gas fee depending on distances. I do removals as well but have to see before quoting a fee or even agreeing to do the job.

Roy and Monika Barger
Dayton, TN 37321
Phone: 423-775-0758
My daughter and I do captures up to 30 miles from Dayton, TN for $18 fee. Perhaps longer if you are willing compensate for current gas prices! Fee can be waived if they are dark honey bees and a a simple capture is involved.

Tom Langley
Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-658-0267
Phone: 865-323-6781
Will remove honeybees only. In and around the Knoxville, TN area.

Steve Boling
Knoxville, TN
Phone 865-932-1874
Professional Beekeeper that removes swarms. Bees are captured live and returned to well managed apiary for honey, wax, pollen and other hive products. service is free in most cases.

Carl Holcomb
Signal Mountain TN 37377
Phone 423-886-2944
I will pick up swarms within 30 miles of the Chattanooga TN area. I work days so leave a message and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Keith Lively
Harriman TN
Phone: 865-804-8561
I will do swarm and hive removals 40 miles around Roane Co. Not responsible for any damage caused by the removal.

Chad Poole
East Ridge, TN and surrounding areas
Phone 423-635-2665
We will remove honey bees/hives from your property in the Chattanooga, S. Pittsburgh, Sequatchie Valley / N. GA areas. We can also remove honey bees from your house, we have a bee vacuum that can remove the bees if they are in an accessible area. Will be not responsible for any damage caused by removal. If easy removal then there is no charge, if materials need to be removed and/or depending on distance there may be a small charge. I will be happy to answer any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail me. Please put ****Bee Removal**** in subject line or it may be deleted as junk mail

Richard Loper
Thorn Hill, TN - Hancock, Hamblen, Hawkins, and Granger Counties.
Phone: 423-733-8406
Any removal inside walls owner will repair damage, we will not repair the damage.

Larry D. Skidmore
Home: 865-458-6221
Work: 865-675-9416
Cell: 865-388-4912
I pick up swarms in Loudon County and the surrounding area. Please call or email for assistance.

Scott Infanger
Office phone is 256-765-4982
Cell is 615-584-5161
I will remove swarms and colonies in southern TN as well (Lawrenceburg and further south.) I will generally only charge to cover travel expenses and part of my time.

Garrett Cook
Portland, TN
Sumner County TN and surrounding area.
Home: 615-369-1361
Cell: 615-429-8345

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

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