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 Mercer County (Search another county.)

Tim Berkenstock (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Mercer, Darke, and Van Wert counties. 419-852-0688 *

Robert Pearson (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419-305-1907

Mark Beougher (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Will remove swarms in Mercer, Auglaize & Van Wert Counties. Will give you a bottle of honey for a captured swarm. 419-305-8662

Allen Heindel (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419-953-5811

Ronald Stucke (Mercer County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419-925-4375

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Mercer County

Jason & Justice Place (Van Wert County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

I prefer text at 567-242-8408 Van Wert, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Auglaize, Allen Counties

Gary Manos (Darke County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarm removal Area: Darke, Montgomery and Preble counties. Call 937-564-2770

Dale Rothe (Auglaize County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Auglaize, Allen , Mercer, and Shelby Co, Call 419-236-2805

Damaris Murphy (Van Wert County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Van Wert and surrounding areas Call 330-465-1947, damarisrmurphy@gmail.com, Swarm removal in Van Wert, Mercer and Allen counties

John Hess (Darke County)

Services: Swarm Removal

remove swarms from low hanging branches and bushes in Darke and surrounding counties . do not do cut outs. text 937-459-2684 or email john.hess937@gmail.com

Mike Doseck (Auglaize County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Mercer & Auglaize Counties. Call 419-394-4215 and leave message if no answer.




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