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 Gallia County (Search another county.)

Roger and Maria Brewer (Gallia County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Remove swarms in and around Gallipolis and local area. 240-210-2476

Dan and Michele Black (Gallia County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 794-441-5101

Gene Elliott (Gallia County)

Services: Swarm Removal

Call 7404466487

Swarm removal in counties adjacent to Gallia County

David Watters (Lawrence County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

David Watters 330-647-8214

Corey Ruby (Jackson County)

Services: Swarm Removal, Cutouts (Remove established hives)

Call or text day and night: Corey Ruby 740-988-8860

Marishka Wile & Jeff Crecelius (Vinton County)

Services: Swarm Removal

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