Here’s a list of beekeepers who conduct swarm removal in Vermont. 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.
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.
Bees-on-the-Net is not responsible for these services.
Beekeepers List for Vermont
Rainbow Bridge Apiaries
Milton VT 05468
No-kill required for swarm removal in Northern Vermont.
I will remove swarms or beehives within a 80 mile radius of Burlington VT. Charges may be negotiable depending on how complex the removal. Keep in mind it could be FREE if the removal is straightforward! Honey bee removal only, no wasps.
Shelburne VT 05482
I’m in Chittenden County so if you need a honey bee removal, I would be glad to assist you. Bees hanging in a tree or bush, FREE removals. Fees apply for complicated deconstruction removals.
Sorry no wasp removals.
East Dorset Vermont 05253
Humane no-kill swarm removal in Southern Vermont.
124 West Rd
N. Chittenden VT 05763
I will remove swarms or beehives within a 75 mile radius of Rutland. Charges equal to distance & difficultly of removal.
Bridgewater VT 05034
Remove swarms within a 50 mile radius of Bridgewater
Price negotiable depending on how complex the removal is
LIVE Removal of swarms, and existing hives, within a 75 mile radius of Montpelier, Vermont
Price: negotiable depending on how complex the removal is…could be free if the removal is straightforward!!
I’m available to remove swarms in Southern New Hampshire and Vermont.
W.S. Badger Company
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 Vermont honey. Although Vermont 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 Vermont beekeepers near you, try looking on pages for neighboring states, or check Vermont beekeeping groups or clubs. You could also try contacting the Vermont department of agriculture. If all else fails you could try contacting Vermont pest control companies or Vermont exterminators.
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