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 Sandusky County (Search another county.)

Thomas M Rathbun (Sandusky County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarm removal in Sandusky,Seneca and Erie County. Call 419-603-1749

Michael Stone (Sandusky County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 4197071111

Angel Mitchell (Sandusky County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Removal of swarms from Sandusky County & neighboring counties. Please call Angel Mitchell at (734) 624-6318.

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Sandusky County

Darrin Drain (Wood County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Southern Wood County, Northern Hancock County, Western Seneca County, Western Sandusky County 419-619-5588 Darrin Drain

Jeremy Draper (Huron County)

Services: Swarm Removal

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

Carole S Russell (Wood County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Also Henry County, Call 419-261-8865

Carol Mahl (Huron County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 419-681-3298

Dennis Lauber (Huron County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 419-752-3606

Ed Albright (Ottawa County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

419-376-6738 Toledo,Oregon




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