Swarm Removal

To search for beekeepers in Ohio who will remove swarms or established hives click on your county below:


  • Check and make sure they are honey bees. Yellow jackets and wasps are often mistaken for honey bees. See this identification guide for more info.
  • Once a swarm moves into a wall or hollow tree it is no longer a swarm and may need cut out. Many beekeepers do not provide this service due to the difficulty and expertise needed. Look for hive removal or cutout in the search results for beekeepers who will.
  • Don’t expect a beekeeper to remove a swarm for free. A few will depending on location, but free bees often costs more time and gas than purchasing bees. Hive removal and cutouts are rarely free due to the time, expense and liability involved.
  • See this page for more information on swarm removal.
  • Beekeepers and companies listed here have no affiliation with the Ohio State Beekeepers Association. They are listed here for information only.
  • Do you remove swarms or established hives?   You must be a current member of OSBA to be included on the list.   Join OSBA or update your membership information  to be included on the swarm list.


Swarm removal in Darke County (Search another county.)

Gary Manos (Darke County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarm removal Area: Darke, Montgomery and Preble counties. Call 937-564-2770

John Hess (Darke County)

Services: Swarm Removal

remove swarms from low hanging branches and bushes in Darke and surrounding counties . do not do cut outs. text 937-459-2684 or email john.hess937@gmail.com

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Darke County

Robert Dorsten (Miami County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Please contact me at 927-623-6562 for swarm removal. I do swarm removal for Dayton and surrounding counties including Miami, Montgomery, Greene, & Clark County

Mark Beougher (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Will remove swarms in Mercer, Auglaize & Van Wert Counties. Will give you a bottle of honey for a captured swarm. 419-305-8662

Don Flory (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 937-855-7589

Ted Duncan (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Montgomery, Miami county Ph. # 937-654-2667

Dan Flory (Montgomery County)

Services: Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 937-414-0845

Tim Berkenstock (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Mercer, Darke, and Van Wert counties. 419-852-0688 *

Todd Barnhill (Preble County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call Todd and missy 937 683 9827

Clark Brown (Preble County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Fee may be charged if part of building or structure must be removed to access bees. Not responsible for damage caused by removal. 937.248.8742

Daniel A. White (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 937-233-5603

Adam Webber (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

I perform swarm removal and some cutouts in the Greater Dayton region. Call 937-470-9668

James Carter (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Area= Northern Montgomery & Southern Miami Counties. Will not remove from behind walls or where demolition is involved. No cut outs. 937-623-1587 or revcool@revcool.com

Vickie Bowman (Miami County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Miami, Darke, Champaign, counties. 937-947-1568 937-672-0866

Robert Pearson (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419-305-1907

Dale Rothe (Auglaize County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Auglaize, Allen , Mercer, and Shelby Co, Call 419-236-2805

Kenneth Vallie (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Service the greater Dayton area. All bees are saved, rehoused. Cell # 937-654-9113

Ronald Stucke (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419-925-4375

Allen Heindel (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419-953-5811

Mike Doseck (Auglaize County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Mercer & Auglaize Counties. Call 419-394-4215 and leave message if no answer.

John Herlinger (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Montgomery, Warren, Butler 513-208-8507




Permanent link to this article: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/swarm-removal/