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 Miami County (Search another county.)

Vickie Bowman (Miami County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Miami, Darke, Champaign, counties. 937-947-1568 937-672-0866

Robert Dorsten (Miami County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Please contact me at 927-623-6562 for swarm removal. I do swarm removal for Dayton and surrounding counties including Miami, Montgomery, Greene, & Clark County

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Miami County

Rusty Strader (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Swarm removal in Champaign county. Call 937-673-1514

Adam Webber (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

I perform swarm removal and some cutouts in the Greater Dayton region. Call 937-470-9668

Chuck Lippencott (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Chuck Lippencott will do swarm removal Champaign Co. 1 937-215-0909

Don Flory (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 937-855-7589

Tim Grissom (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Home number is 937-465-9001. Champaign, Logan and western Union Counties only.

Don Bunn (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Swarm capture and removal. By using thermal imaging technology I can find and then remove established hives from inside of buildings and walls. Call or text Don, 937-631-9219. I cover a 35-mile radius around Urbana Ohio.

James Carter (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Area= Northern Montgomery & Southern Miami Counties. Will not remove from behind walls or where demolition is involved. No cut outs. 937-623-1587 or revcool@revcool.com

Daniel A. White (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 937-233-5603

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

Kenneth Vallie (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Service the greater Dayton area. All bees are saved, rehoused. Cell # 937-654-9113

John Herlinger (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Montgomery, Warren, Butler 513-208-8507

Kim Nelson (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarms within 30 miles of Mechanicsburg Ohio. 614-290-8746

Tim Shouvlin (Clark County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 937-390-6127

Tom & Fran Davidson (Clark County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 937-271-4023 or 937-609-0956

Dan Flory (Montgomery County)

Services: Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 937-414-0845

Gary Manos (Darke County)

Services: Swarm Removal

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

Timothy Shouvlin (Clark County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call (937) 206-3935

Ted Duncan (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Montgomery, Miami county Ph. # 937-654-2667




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