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Scroll down for a list of Washington 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
Bees-on-the-Net is unable to take responsibility for their services.

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

Keith Glatzer
Seattle/Edmonds WA 98020
Cell: 206-240-7362
Beekeeper / carpenter will remove accessible swarms in King and Snohomish Counties at no charge. Removal of established colonies of honeybees (in walls,etc) and the pesticide free removal of wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets is done for a reasonable fee. My carpentry skills allow me to access the nest with the least amount of damage to your home and do the repairs after the bees are gone. Check out my yelp reviews:

Thomas Mani
Bee Forever Apiary
Yelm WA 98597
Cell: 360-894-6038
Free swarm removal in greater Olympia area.

Gus Gustafson
Maggies Farm
Port Angeles WA 98363
Cell: 360-477-3052
Swarm rescue and relocation, pollination, natural and organic bee health / disease treatment, honey, pollen, and bee hives. Port Angeles, Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Mason counties, longer travel possible by request

Eric Kneifel
Vancouver WA 98663
Cell: 719-659-9676
I will gladly come and safely remove any honey bee swarms from your property at no charge, and place them in a local hive where they can start working on pollinating local plants and making honey. I am in the Vancouver area.

Lisa and Bob Combs
Combs Honey Farm
North Bend WA 98845
Cell: 425-891-2329
Free swarm removal in East King County. Certified WA state Journeyman Beekeeper with many years of experience in safe, orderly and low-impact removal of swarms. Removal of well-established colonies from fixed structures available for fee on a case-by-case basis.

Colin Franger
Backyard beekeeper
White Salmon WA 98672
Cell: 541-399-4141
I am willing to try to remove any swarm and find them a safe and happy home. I am willing to travel within the Gorge. Give me a call!

Aziz Junejo
Seattle WA 98146
Cell: 206-356-8687
Available to remove swarms from trees, fences, posts or any swarm below 13 feet; from Seattle, Bellvue, Renton, Kent, Burien. We will provide safe removal and give the bees a good home in order to protect these valuable pollinators. We will return all calls promptly to ensure the safe removal of wild bees.

Joyce Danner
Renton WA 98059
Cell: 425-444-7598
Swarm retrieval of honeybees.

Patrick and Julie Morris
Vancouver WA 98662
Home: 360-314-2819
Respectful, free bee removal and relocation to a local small scale permaculture farm where the colony will be raised in accordance with nature.

Todd Gervais
Richland Washington 99354
Cell: (509)987-2089
Home: 509-375-0779
Free removal of Honey Bee swarms in the Richland, Kennewick, Pasco area of Washington state. I am a professional beekeeper and the president of the local beekeeper association.

Roger Ledbetter
Bee Friendly
Snoqualmie WA 98065
Cell: 425-344-2579
Home: 425-888-0644
I will collect and remove honey bee swarms.

Keith Mickle
Issaquah Washington 98045
Cell: 425-891-8680
Available to remove swarms from trees, fences, posts or any swarm below 12 feet; from Issaquah to North Bend. I will return all calls promptly to ensure the safe removal of wild bees.

Krista Conner
Seattle Bee Works
Seattle WA 98116
Cell: 206-938-5158
Honeybee Swarm Removal In and around city of Seattle and Burien

Dale Jefferson
Kennewick WA 99337
Cell: 509-460-7911
Honeybee SWARM Removal for FREE. Safe and gentle removal of estabilished honeybee colonies is hard work so we charge a fair hourly rate. Providing service primarily to Tri-cities area.

Lisa Phillips
Oak Harbor Washington 98277
Cell: 360-632-1979
Will collect swarms anywhere on Whidbey Island or Fidalgo Island.

Scott Templin
Roslyn WA 98941
Cell: 206-795-7357
Will remove honey bee swarm at no charge

Bees Choice Honey
Russell J. Deptuch
Ferndale Washington 98248
Cell: 360-815-3989
We are family owned and operated who will remove honeybee swarms through out Whatcom County. Including but limited to Ferndale, Bellingham, Lynden, and Custer. We will provide safe removal and give the bees a good home. Help us protect these valuable pollinators and this fragile pearl we call Whatcom County.

Clyde Caldwell
Clyde's Honey
Mount Vernon WA 98273
Cell: 253-569-4353
I will collect swarms within 25 miles of Mount Vernon..WA...Price is free and price is firm.

Alex Klimok
Spokane WA 99208
Cell: 509-270-5803
4th gen. Beekeepers Will remove any swarms and cutouts for free in eastern WA and Northern ID...

Wayne Bacon
Bacons Bees
Longview Washington 98632
Cell: 360-909-1096
Home: 360-423-1338
We offer honey Bee swarm Removal Free of charge in Castle Rock, Longview, Kelso, Klama.

Chris Shepard
Home Hobbie
Battle Ground WA 98604
Cell: 360-601-0669
I will remove honey bee swarms from your property for free. I can not remove bees from inside a structure.

Douglas Penning
Penning Apiaries
Longview Washington 98632
Office: 503-455-3832
Cell: 360-560-1663
Home: 360-414-1263
Free Swarm Removal to local residence and surrounding areas and there is a small fee for removing bees in structures. Please be aware, Honey bee populations have been on the decline over the past twenty years. And we are dependent on their survival: through pollination, these lovely little creatures provide us with over 80% of the food we consume. Although they are not on the "Protected Species List" we never want to harm a Honey Bee…

Cheryl Royal
Winlock WA 98596
Cell: 360-219-6446
Honey bee swarm removal Lewis and Cowlitz Counties, Washington

Terry Day
Blind Pig Farms
Woodland WA 98674
Cell: 360-949-3191
I will come to your location and remove honey bee swarms,no charge. clark and Cowlitz counties.I start new hives with these swarms,they are not killed.

Chris Shepard
Battle Ground WA 98604
Cell: 360-601-0669
I can help you remove any swarm of honey bees that are not in a structure.

Brad Raspet
Bingaling Bees
Mount Vernon WA 98274
Cell: 360-708-9424
Gentle capture of bee swarms in Mount Vernon area (no charge); and usually a very quick response. :>)

Don Aman
Tieton Honey Farms
Tieton WA 98947
Office: 509-823-4700
Cell: 509-470-4703
Home: 509-965-5442
All of the Yakima Washington valley area, from Wenanachee,to the Tri-Cities area.
Available 24/7

Ron White
A Beekeeper
Kennewick Washington 99336
Cell: 509-460-6837
Swarm and hive removal Kennewick,Pasco, Richland and surrounding areas free swarm removal, $129.00 $50.00 per each additional hr. All hives and swarms saved and cared for!

Rebecca and Ken Reid
Company Reid's Bee Wrangling
Seattle Washington 98125
Office: 206-579-4449
Cell: 206-786-3804
Rebecca and I will come and take away honeybee SWARMS for FREE. Safe and gentle removal of estabilished honeybee colonies can be hard work and we charge a fair hourly rate, unless it's exceptionally simple, then removal is also FREE. Primarily serving King and Snohomish counties. Give us a call!

Nathan Rausch
Renton WA 98059
Cell: 425-306-5679
Free honeybee swarm rescue; Nominal fee for relocating unwanted hives from buildings, walls or roofs. Poison-Free stinging insect removal service for wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Serving Bellevue, Fairwood, Issaquah, Kent, Maple Valley, Newcastle, Renton, Samammish, Seatac, Snoqualmie, Tukwila, and areas in & around SE King County. See service area map at

Roger Ledbetter
Bee Friendly
Snoqualmie WA 98065
Office: 425-888-0644
Cell: 425-344-2579
I will collect honeybees swarms on the eastside of Lake Washington: Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah, Fall City, Preston, Blackdiamon, Carnation, Northbend, and Snoqualmie. For swarms over 10 feet high, I can provide a swarm trap.

Charles Bennett
Battle Groung WA 98604
Phone 1: 360-566-0455
Phone 2: 360-200-3093
I'm a local beekeeper looking for honeybee Swarms in the Vancouver area. A Bee Swarm can be a tight cluster of bees; they can be from small as a grapefruit to larger than a basket ball. Swarms are normally not aggressive, but should be left alone; they want and need a new home. If you or someone you know sees a swarm, please call me and I'll be there to collected them. Please do not spray them with chemicals or water.

I can collect most swarms up to 25ft off the ground. If you have or see a swarm I will come and collect it for Free. A GOOD HOME is what's important.

Kellie Shincke
Working Girls Urban Bee Co.
Olympia Washington 98506
Phone1: 360 481-1297
Phone2: 360-596-5427
Swarm removal, honey bee cutouts, trap outs. Thurston County, Lewis County southern Pierce County. Free inspection and estimate. Non-toxic. Honey bees only.

C Mathews
Company Flights of Fancy
Bellingham Washington 98225
Phone: 360-815-1278
Honey bee swarm removal Whatcom County, Washington

Anton Check
Vancouver Washington 98685
Phone: 360-907-3264
If you have a swarm of bees you want to get off your property give me a call. I have over 7 years of experience. If you are within 20 miles and it is a good swarm of honey bees, there is no charge! I'll capture the bees ond relocate them, unharmed.

Alan Pomeroy
Pomeroys Golden Sweet
Bothell Washington 98021
Phone1: 425-361-5776 cell
Phone2: 206-599-6026
Will pickup and remove honey bee swarms generally at no charge. will relocate estabilished colonies into hives and remove in Snohomish and King counties 38 years exp. SAVE THE BEES thank you!

Joyce Danner
Renton WA 98059
Cell: 425-444-7598
Swarm removal and established hive removal when possible.

David Mackovjak
Silverdale WA 98383
Cell: 360-340-0381
FREE swarm removal in the Port Orchard, Silverdale, Bremerton areas. I will provide a safe, sustainable, chemical free home for your swarm. Please call my cell number any time for a fast response. Also check out our Swarm list on our Westsound Beekeepers website for other beekeepers in Kitsap County.

Jim Olsen
Woodinville WA 98072
Cell: 206 919 2945
Honey bee swarm collection, South Snohomish County Bellevue and Renton.

Rick Dial
Spokane WA 99206
Phone: 509-220-6687
Swarm control, pollination, honey

Dan The Bee Man
Seattle WA 98117
Phone: 206-289-0392
Poison-Free removal of wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, bees and other stinging insect from buildings and the environment. Serving the greater Seattle area.

Marvin Johnson
Seattle WA 98103
Phone: 206-331-1051
Honey Bee Swarm capture. Poison Free removal of bees, wasps, hornets and other stinging insect from buildings and the environment. I serve the greater Seattle area.

Mike Radford
Sequim WA 98382
Phone: 360-797-1700
Cell: 907-360-8182
Swarm removal, package bees, wood products, Bee hives assembled for sale.

Nathan Rausch
Renton WA 98059
Phone: 425-235-6235
Cell: 425-306-5679
Free honeybee swarm rescue; Nominal fee for relocating hives from buildings. Poison-Free stinging insect removal service. Renton, Kent, Tukwila, Seatac, Issaquah, MapleValley, Bellevue, Samammish, and areas in & around SE King County.

Jacqueline Freeman
Battle Ground WA 98604
Business: 360-687-8384
Cell: 360-904-7387
Swarms gently removed from all Clark County towns, WA & Portland OR area. They'll be treated with respect and care and taken to an organic farm. We teach bee classes and often bring new beekeepers with us so they can learn to do this, too. Thanks for calling.

John Ward
Vancouver WA 98686
Cell: 360-903-5193
Free swarm and/or hive removal in Clark County, WA. Have been beekeeping since 2003 and have safely removed and protected numerous swarms each year since I began beekeeping. Also wanting bee hives, tools, materials, and books. 

Mike Radford
E-mail Address:
Sequim WA 98382
Phone: 907 360-8182
Swarm removal for free, other bees 50.00. I'm a beekeeper in Anchorage that can be contacted by anyone looking to start a hive or who has any questions I'll try to answer.

Russell Deptuch
Ferndale WA 98248
Phone: 360-380-5426
Cell: 360-815-3989
Honeybee swarm capture and removal in Whatcom County. Our swarm capture is generally free of charge, we perfer to capture a swarm before they become established in a building or a tree. So call us early when the swarm is first sighted.

Adam Lin
Renton WA 98057
Phone: 206-419-6435
I am a hobbyist beekeeper, and will remove a swarm for free primarily around South King County or North Pierce County, including Federal Way, Burien, Des Moines, Renton, New Castle, Bellevue, Kent, Seattle.

Paul Hanlin
Web Site:
Vancouver WA
Home: 360-574-5666
Business: 503-320-5262 - Cell
FREE swarm removal in the Vancouver, WA (Clark County) and Portland, OR areas. I will provide a safe, sustainable, chemical free home for your swarm. Please call my cell number any time for a fast response. 503-320-5262

Gary Wheaton
Rochester WA 98579
Phone: 360-273-7462
Swarm, cut-outs from houses/buildings, from Lakewood to Longview and surrounding areas.

Lisa Linderman
Web Site:
Battle Ground WA 98604
Home: 360-903-0506
I am a "natural" (chemical-free) beekeeper, and can capture swarms in the Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Amboy, Yacolt, Vancouver, Ridgefield and surrounding areas of Washington, free of charge. I cannot help with established hives in buildings.

David White
Web Site:
3623 W. 4th Avenue
Kennewick Washington 99336
Phone: 509-948-5216
Free swarm and certain feral honey bee removal in the Tri-Cities area. Beekeeper with over 30 years experience. Please visit our website.

Monique Dupre
Vancouver WA
Phone: 360-694-1283
I am a beekeeper willing to capture honeybee swarms free of charge. I live in Vancouver WA/Portland OR are and will drive up to 40 miles to capture a swarm.

Scott Conley
(509) 308-7583
Tri-Cities, SE Washington
I am a hobbyist beekeeper willing to capture honeybee swarms in my local are free of charge. My local area is Kennewick, Pasco, Richland Washington and surrounding area.

Art Waldal
10405 N.E. 239th St.
Battle Ground Wa 98604
My cell phone # is 360-607-9163 Bee swarm removal by an expert bee keeper since 1974. I remove bees from buildings, chimneys and structures. I have been able to help many a person with this problem in the past years.

Matthew Williams
Arlington WA 98223
Swarm capture

Jim Olsen
Eastside Bellevue, Woodinville, Redmond, etc.
Phone: 206-919-2945

Isaac Frerichs
Phone: 360-261-2055 or 503-544-5949
NW Washington (Seattle, Bellevue, etc.) to Northern Oregon (Portland, etc.)

Josh Volmer
Phone: 509-591-2813
Locations: Seattle Area (Western Washington State) and Tri-Cities Area (Eastern Washington State)

Jonah's Garden and Honey House
Phone: 360-574-0979
Vancouver, WA. (outlying areas) Battleground, Orchards, Hazel Dell. South Central Washington

Bob Reynolds
Phone: 253-931-1954
Areas: South Seattle to Tacoma. South King county to North Pierce County.
Swarm removals only, no removals from structures

Jerry Robnett
I live on Camano Island
Phone: 360-387-3693

Brad Boardman
King, Snohomish and Skagit Counties
Phone: 425-344-9151

Chrissy Shaw
Phone: 509-556-2035
I will capture or remove swarms from the city of Omak, north to Canada, from Tonasket west to Loomis, and east to Republic, Washington.

Michael Didier
Phone: 253-255-6688
North King and South Snohomish counties
Very flexible schedule!

Edward Homola
33500 NE 118th Ave
La Center, WA 98629
Phone: 360-773-7431 Cell
Phone: 360-263-1950 Home
Removal of honeybee swarms and unwanted honeybee hives in: Clark County WA, Battle Ground, Vancouver, Camas, La Center, Woodland, Yacolt, Amboy and surrounding areas.

John Squires
Will remove swarms or unwanted bees from Colville, Kettle Falls, Rice, Evans, Onion Creek, Northport, Arden, Addy, Chewelah Washington area.
Phones: 509-738-2577 or 509-690-8055

Bob Neal
28411 NE 122nd Ave
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-666-4738
Swarms and removal in Clark County & nearby area.

Paul Serwold
I will catch swarms in Edmonds and Lynnwood, WA.
Phone: 425-774-1724

Kelly Bee Farm
Sean Kelly
Phone: 253-353-6026
Locations: Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Orting, and most of Pierce County
Swarm removal, honeybee cutouts, and all organic stinging insect removal (wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, bumblebees).

Kathy Pearce
Phone: 503-312-5747
Area: Clackamas County, OR
East Multnomah County, OR
Vancouver, WA
Structures on case by case basis.

Michael Cook
Free Bee Removal
Edmonds to Burlington
Phone: 360-652-8967

Greg Purvis
Bee Friendly Removal
Phone: 360-303-6220
Swarm capture and removals
Serving Whatcom County, WA (Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, and surrounding areas)
Swarm capture and colony removal. We are pest control specialists who remove (live) bees from inside walls, attics, trees, chimneys, etc...

Paul Burns
Port Orchard Washington 98367
Phone: 360-265 9260
Free Honeybee Swarm removal for Kitsap and Pierce Counties. I also remove yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and bumble bees for a donation. I have been keeping honeybees for more than 30 years.

Sherwood Apiary
150 Debra Lane
Onalaska, WA 98570
Phone: 360-985-2211
Lewis, Cowlitz, and Thurston counties. We also remove unwanted feral colonies in trees, buildings, etc.

Keith Kagele
Phone: 509-460-3364
West Richland, WA

Bill Whitson
Grays Harbor County, WA.
Phone: 360-589-4614

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

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