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.
  • Beekeepers and companies listed here are not endorsed by 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 Defiance County (Search another county.)

Doug Severt (Defiance County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Northwest Ohio from Dayton to Edgerton 937-626-3077

Danielle and Matthew Bradley (Defiance County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

NW Ohio Williams to Auaize county and Williams to Lucas county. Call me at 419-348-5517 and/or my husband at 419-202-5623

Jamie Walters (Defiance County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Jamie Walters j.walters1054@yahoo.com 419.438.7335

Mark Dennis (Defiance County)

Services: Swarm Removal

North Western Ohio swarm removal. 419-670-2440

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Defiance County

Brad Hibbard (Henry County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Fulton, Henry, Williams, Defiance & Western Lucas Counties 419-467-0734

Dave Birkemeier (Putnam County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419.615.0433

Craig Peffley (Williams County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Northwest Ohio 419-485-4636 Home 567-239-8694 Cell

Baldridge Farms (Putnam County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarm removal in Putnam and surrounding counties ,please do not call for removal of established hives. Call 419-303-5334

Andrew Doboze (Putnam County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Andrew Doboze Putnam county 812-592-3414

William Brubaker (Henry County)

Services: Swarm Removal

I'm interested in removing swarms within a 20 mile radius of Hamler, Ohio,My cell # is 419-270-2851/home phone 419-274-8019