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 Richland County (Search another county.)

Charles Stickelman (Richland County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Chuck Stickelman 419-610-6638 Western Richland County, Eastern Crawford County, Northern Morrow County

Amanda Reed (Richland County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Based in Richland County; Call or Text Amanda at 614-371-0113

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Richland County

Kent Knapp (Morrow County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-625-1293

Jeremy Draper (Huron County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Huron County (Willard, North Fairfield, Greenwich, New London, Plymouth) Contact Number 567-224-0389

Bryan and Jess Damron (Crawford County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Serving Richland, Crawford, Morrow, and surrounding counties. Please call or text 419-569-1390

Carol Mahl (Huron County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 419-681-3298

Joe Werner (Ashland County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call me 440-382-1544

Douglas E. Stanton (Morrow County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Morrow, Marion counties. 419-560-2868

Jason Cooper (Morrow County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 4195439262 anytime!!

Merle C Griffith, Jr (Ashland County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Ashland Ohio

John Coffman, Sr. (Knox County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Knox, Licking, Franklin, Delaware, and Morrow County John - 740-358-3263 Text/Voice John@HTC24.com

Edwin Michael McCardel (Knox County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Knox County 740-599-6614

Tim Brause (Crawford County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Serving Crawford County. Contact Tim @ 419-561-5785.

Tim Kaiser (Knox County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Will remove swarms in Knox and Licking Counties. Ph#740-398-3701 Leave message for I am hard of hearing. I check messages often.




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