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 Vinton County (Search another county.)

Marishka Wile & Jeff Crecelius (Vinton County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Service Area: Vinton & Jackson County Tel: 614-202-4897

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Vinton County

John Deak (Athens County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 740-591-6418

Corey Ruby (Jackson County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 740-988-8860

Laura Moorhead Hazelbaker (Athens County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Athens and Hamilton counties, Call 513-570-1950

Amanda McWilliams (Hocking County)

Services: Swarm Removal

(740)707-3102 Athens, Hocking, Vinton counties

Danny Huff (Ross County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call 740-993-9143

Suzanne Nay & Nickole Smith (Athens County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Suzanne 740-591-1129 Athens, Meigs, Washington May do other areas, just call

Ed Newman (Athens County)

Services: Swarm Removal

I can do this in Athens or Meigs Counties I'm at 740-541-8231 newmane@Ohio.edu

Billy Miller (Jackson County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Jackson County only 740-395-4552