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 Jefferson County (Search another county.)

Peter Ehni (Jefferson County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Will remove swarms in S. Jefferson, E Harrison and N Belmont counties. Call 304-551-5137

William May (Jefferson County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-491-6994

Joseph Kovaleski (Jefferson County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Jefferson and Harrison County 740-632-7500

Shane Teramana (Jefferson County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Jefferson county and Northern Belmont county. Text or call 740-317-8908 If no answer please leave a message or email shane@shabeehoney.com

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Jefferson County

Robert Hooker (Harrison County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Service Harrison County Phone 740-945-0189

Bryon Thomas (Columbiana County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives) 25 mile radius from Minerva. Swarm removal, free estimates for established hive removal. Call or text 330-692-2764

John Cooper (Carroll County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 330.324.6382

Ann Myers (Columbiana County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Carroll County, Eastern Stark, Western Columbiana

Steve Whiting (Harrison County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-546-3335 or 740-546-4497

Bruce Deafenbaugh (Columbiana County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarm Removal towns of Columbiana, East Palestine, New Springfield, Unity Twp, and New Waterford. Call 330-457-0326

Elizabeth McHam (Harrison County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-491-7771