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 Shelby County (Search another county.)

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Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Shelby County

Tim Grissom (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Home number is 937-465-9001. Champaign, Logan and western Union Counties only.

John C Hempstood (Logan County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Logan County Ohio (Bellefontaine) Call 937-599-4732

Rusty Strader (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Swarm removal in Champaign county. Call 937-673-1514

Dale Rothe (Auglaize County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Auglaize, Allen , Mercer, and Shelby Co, Call 419-236-2805

Don Bunn (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Swarm capture and removal. By using thermal imaging technology I can find and then remove established hives from inside of buildings and walls. Call or text Don, 937-631-9219. I cover a 35-mile radius around Urbana Ohio.

Gary Stetler (Logan County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call (614) 266-5553

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

Chuck Lippencott (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Chuck Lippencott will do swarm removal Champaign Co. 1 937-215-0909

Mike Doseck (Auglaize County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Mercer & Auglaize Counties. Call 419-394-4215 and leave message if no answer.

Stan & Debbie Chandler (Logan County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Logan Union,and surrounding counties, Call 937-935-3307

Art Lloyd (Logan County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarm removal in Logan & Union counties 937-597-4102

Vickie Bowman (Miami County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Miami, Darke, Champaign, counties. 937-947-1568 937-672-0866

Kim Nelson (Champaign County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Swarms within 30 miles of Mechanicsburg Ohio. 614-290-8746

Robert Dorsten (Miami County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Please contact me at 927-623-6562 for swarm removal. I do swarm removal for Dayton and surrounding counties including Miami, Montgomery, Greene, & Clark County

Gary Manos (Darke County)

Services: Swarm Removal

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




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