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 Scioto County (Search another county.)

Wyatt Bates (Scioto County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-352-6204

David Ferguson (Scioto County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-529-0625

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Scioto County

Billy Miller (Jackson County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Jackson County only 740-395-4552

Cicil Entler (Pike County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-493-2327

Jerry Blaton (Adams County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Adams County and any surrounding County. Phone # 513 673-7061

Steve Thatcher (Adams County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 9373862444. Will catch swarms within 25 miles of home.

Brandon Stapleton (Lawrence County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 7406461451




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