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 Preble County (Search another county.)

Todd Barnhill (Preble County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call Todd and missy 937 683 9827

Clark Brown (Preble County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Fee may be charged if part of building or structure must be removed to access bees. Not responsible for damage caused by removal. 937.248.8742

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Preble County

Mike Smith (Butler County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Oxford area 513-593-1259

Dan Flory (Montgomery County)

Services: Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 937-414-0845

John Herlinger (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Montgomery, Warren, Butler 513-208-8507

Dennis J. & Debbie Malone (Butler County)

Services: Swarm Removal


Don Flory (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 937-855-7589

Adam Webber (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

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

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

Ted Duncan (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

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

Chris Creech (Butler County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Chris 513-330-2521 or Tom 513-844-1908. Free swarm removal Butler County! Cutouts reasonably priced.

Gary Manos (Darke County)

Services: Swarm Removal

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

Jeff Moore (Butler County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 513-235-0025

Daniel A. White (Montgomery County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 937-233-5603

Ralph Johnston (Butler County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

call 513-324-2695

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

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




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