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 Putnam County (Search another county.)

Andrew Doboze (Putnam County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Andrew Doboze Putnam county 812-592-3414

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Putnam County

Brad & Stephanie Beach (Hancock County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Brad Beach Hancock County Area 419-722-2857

Tim Arheit (Allen County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Swarm removal in the Allen county area. We will require a picture be submitted to identify the bees. Estimates available for hive removal/cutouts. Call 419-371-1742. http:\\www.honeyrunapiaries.com

Ryan Patrick (Hancock County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Contact via email@ rpatrick@execs.com Hancock and surrounding area.

Danielle and Matthew Bradley (Defiance County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

NW Ohio Williams to Auaize county and Williams to Lucas county. Call me at 419-348-5517 and/or my husband at 419-202-5623

John Smith (Allen County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Swarm removal in Allen County, Call 555-123-2345

Jamie Walters (Defiance County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Jamie Walters j.walters1054@yahoo.com 419.438.7335

Tom Muir (Wood County)

Services: Swarm Removal

419-350-3405; tmuir@bgsu.edu, Northwest Ohio Area

Brad Hibbard (Henry County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Fulton, Henry, Williams, Defiance & Western Lucas Counties 419-467-0734

Robert J. Brumbaugh (Hancock County)

Services: Swarm Removal

419-722-9091 - Hancock County

Mark Lathrop (Wood County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419.346.1632

Joe and Jonathan Stillwagon (Wood County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Wood County 419-466-6265

William Brubaker (Henry County)

Services: Swarm Removal

I'm interested in removing swarms within a 20 mile radius of Hamler, Ohio,My cell # is 419-270-2851/home phone 419-274-8019

Phillip Petterborg (Wood County)

Services: Swarm Removal