Here’s a list of beekeepers who conduct swarm removal in West Virginia. 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 West Virginia
Whitehall WV 26554
Swarm removal and established hive removal. I am an organic beekeeper looking to keep the good genetics found in natural swarms. I’m willing to travel any reasonable distance time permitting from central WV up to the Pittsburgh PA area. I have specialized equipment to make honey bee removal safe and easy. I’ll give bees a good home and have two beautiful daughters who assist me with our hives.
Parkersburg WV 26104
Honeybee removal. Remove swarms. Weekends are best, will travel if needed.
Elkview WV 25071
Will remove swarms and colonies established in structures. I really enjoy working with honeybees and have bought and built equipment that allows gentle removal. I do ask for compensation for travel and removal of colonies from structures.
Fairmont WV 26554
Removals of swarms and established hives in Marion, Doddridge, Harrison, Barbour, Lewis, and Tucker counties.
Bruce H Johnson
Company Earthway Primitives Apiary
Lost creek WV 26385
Office: 304 624-1584
Cell: 304 476-4335
Home: 304 745-4298
Honey Bee removal and swarm catch for Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Upshur, Barbour, Taylor, Preston, Marion, Wetzel Counties
Bunker Hill WV 25413
Free swarm removal in Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan Co.
Table Mtn Pine Garden & Apiary
Montrose WV 26283
Collecting Bee swarms. Helping new bee keepers. Make and sell wooden bee equipment in West Virginia.
Coal City WV 25823
Will remove honey bee swarms or colonies in structures in raliegh county and surrounding areas
Allen E. Leadmon
Leadmon Bee Farm
Hurricane West Virginia 25526
Remove Swarm; Putnam County, Kanawha
Huntington WV 37405
I will remove swarms in and around Huntington WV and surrounding counties. In addition, I will remove bees from houses.
271 Forest Road
Daniels WV 25832
Phone: (304) 255-3956 (leave message)
Will remove honey bee swarms from property in Raleigh County, WV. Over 40 years experience.
I will capture swarms in the Charleston area.
Eastern West Virginia including the WV Panhandle
I can remove honeybee swarms in Mercer County, West Virginia.
I will do honey bee removals of swarms and established colonies in southern and central West Virginia. I am a building contractor by trade and no extraction is too difficult. I can also remove bees out of trees on your property without cutting or harming the trees. Call or email for pricing.
I live in Berkley County, but will do removal in the surrounding areas of WV and VA.
Frank & Zelma Boggess
Ripley WV 25271
Will rescue honey bees in Jackson, Mason, Wood, Roane, and Kanawha Counties.
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 West Virginia honey. Although West Virginia 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 West Virginia beekeepers near you, try looking on pages for neighboring states, or check West Virginia beekeeping groups or clubs. You could also try contacting the West Virginia department of agriculture. If all else fails you could try contacting West Virginia pest control companies or West Virginia exterminators.
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