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 Holmes County (Search another county.)

Benjamin Hershberger (Holmes County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Holmes or surrounding county\s only Call Ben @ 330-465-7747

Terry Steiner (Holmes County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 330.763.4812

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Holmes County

Lloyd Horst (Wayne County)

Services: Swarm Removal


Pat & Stephen Beattie (Stark County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Carroll, Stark, north Tuscawaras, 330-987-9528

Laurene Kiel (Stark County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Stark County and Western Columbians/Mahoning counties, Call 330-309-5925

Tim Kaiser (Knox County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Will remove swarms in Knox and Licking Counties. Ph#740-398-3701 Leave message for I am hard of hearing. I check messages often.

Ron Zickefoose (Wayne County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarm removal in Wayne County Ohio. Call 330-466-3642.

Dick Mullet (Coshocton County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-824-3915

Joe Werner (Ashland County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call me 440-382-1544

Scott & Linda Ellsworth (Stark County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call (330) 437-9256

Merle C Griffith, Jr (Ashland County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Ashland Ohio

John Coffman, Sr. (Knox County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Knox, Licking, Franklin, Delaware, and Morrow County John - 740-358-3263 Text/Voice John@HTC24.com

Bill Stump (Stark County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

swarms removed for free, cutouts estimates also free, 15 mile radius on navarre,ohio (330) 484-6674

Edwin Michael McCardel (Knox County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Knox County 740-599-6614




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