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 Hocking County (Search another county.)

Amanda McWilliams (Hocking County)

Services: Swarm Removal

(740)707-3102 Athens, Hocking, Vinton counties

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Hocking County

Suzanne Nay & Nickole Smith (Athens County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Suzanne 740-591-1129 Athens, Meigs, Washington May do other areas, just call

Steve Boyer (Fairfield County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 614-419-2545

Cam Benedict (Fairfield County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Amanda/Lancaster Area, Call 614-282-0272

Ed Newman (Athens County)

Services: Swarm Removal

I can do this in Athens or Meigs Counties I'm at 740-541-8231 newmane@Ohio.edu

James Marable (Fairfield County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call or text 614-506-6057. I'm located in Canal Winchester.

Kimberly Bader (Fairfield County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Will travel up to 70 mile radius to bee swarm. I am central ohio located in Fairfield County. Text or call me for more info 740-231-2410

Tim Kirby (Perry County)

Services: Swarm Removal

within 20 miles of Somerset, Ohio; call 614-679-7617

Carey Emory (Perry County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Will remove swarms in Perry & Muskingum county. Call 740 840 3034

Marishka Wile & Jeff Crecelius (Vinton County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Service Area: Vinton &Jackson County Tel: 614-202-4897

Danny Huff (Ross County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 740-993-9143

David E. Claffey III (Pickaway County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 614-204-3804

Dan & Mary Wampler (Fairfield County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Dan and Mary Wampler Lancaster and all of Fairfield County 740-654-4045

Paul Zirkle (Fairfield County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Paul Zirkle (Rushville Apiaries) 740-243-8719 Swarm removal and Cut-Outs I have 35 yrs in construction. Can rebuild what I cut out. Price to be arranged with property owner.

Laura Moorhead Hazelbaker (Athens County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Athens and Hamilton counties, Call 513-570-1950

David & Kristi Huskey (Fairfield County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Fairfield, southern Licking and Eastern/Southern/Southeastern Franklin County Text 614-208-3972

John Deak (Athens County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-591-6418




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