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.)

Jamie Walters (Defiance County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Jamie Walters j.walters1054@yahoo.com 419.438.7335

William Sherry (Defiance County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call (419) 956-0032

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Defiance County

AJ & Joy Noriega (Putnam County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 419-303-0596

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

Michael Hesterman (Henry County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419-789-5886

Craig Peffley (Williams County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Wms & Def. Co. Cell 567-239-8694

Laura Hetrick (Henry County)

Services: Swarm Removal

I am interested in swarms in the Napoleon and northern Henry County area. Please call or text with a photo. 419-966-1139

Marc Peugeot (Williams County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call or Text 4192340538. I service all of Williams County.

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




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