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 Huron County (Search another county.)

Jeremy Draper (Huron County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Huron County (Willard, North Fairfield, Greenwich, New London, Plymouth) Contact Number 567-224-0389

Carol Mahl (Huron County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 419-681-3298

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Huron County

Tim Brause (Crawford County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Serving Crawford County. Contact Tim @ 419-561-5785.

Bryan and Jess Damron (Crawford County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Serving Richland, Crawford, Morrow, and surrounding counties. Please call or text 419-569-1390

Angel Mitchell (Sandusky County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Removal of swarms from Sandusky & neighboring counties. Please call Angel Mitchell at (734) 624-6318.

Tim R. Moore (Lorain County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Southern Lorain County 440-865-3272

Aaron Bores (Lorain County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 440.292.6032

Bonnie Pierson (Lorain County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Northern Lorain County

Joe Werner (Ashland County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call me 440-382-1544

Thomas M Rathbun (Sandusky County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarm removal in Sandusky,Seneca and Erie County. Call 419-603-1749

Merle C Griffith, Jr (Ashland County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Ashland Ohio

Michael Stone (Sandusky County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 4197071111

Joseph Pristash (Lorain County)

Services: Swarm Removal

lorain county, 440-666-4374

Hannah and Keith Everhart (Lorain County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Elyria, Grafton, Lorain county Email-keverhart5@yahoo.com

Charles Stickelman (Richland County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Chuck Stickelman 419-610-6638 Western Richland County, Eastern Crawford County, Northern Morrow County

Christine Barnett (Lorain County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Contact by sending a message via website. www.ThirstySquirrelFarm.com

Amanda Reed (Richland County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Based in Richland County; Call or Text Amanda at 614-371-0113




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