Honey Bee Swarm Removal List

The “Honeybee Swarm Removal List” is a list of non-professional local beekeepers who, on a voluntary basis, assist homeowners with the collection of accessible honeybee swarms. This is not a list of pest control operators who go to properties and destroy bee, wasp and/or hornet nests.

Instructions for calls concerning swarms:

  1. Try and confirm with the homeowner that they do have honeybees and not another type of bee/wasp or hornet issue. The referral list is for honeybee swarms only.
  2. Try and confirm that the location of the honeybee swarm is in the open and accessible such as on a bush or branch of a tree. If the honeybee swarm has established itself in a home or building (such as under floor boards, behind walls or siding, above ceilings, etc.), then it may not be practical for a beekeeper to attempt and collect the swarm.  In such cases, the homeowner may need to contact a professional pest control operator if there are concerns for human safety.
  3. If the honeybee swarm is in the open and accessible, we then give the homeowner the names and phone numbers of several beekeepers in their area who have indicated that they are willing to collect swarms.

At that point, it is up to the homeowner to contact the beekeeper and to work out all details.   It is entirely up to the beekeepers to determine whether or not to collect the swarm. The extension office provides no guarantees as to the type and/or quality of services provided.

 

  • Kingsland Apiary
    David & Randy King
    717-328-9256
    McConnellsburg
  • Allen Apiaries
    Matt Allen
    717-860-1405
    Shippensburg / Newville / Chambersburg
  • Lloyd Benedict
    717-377-7671
    Fayetteville, Mont Alto
  • Bethany Conjour
    717-494-4468
    Chambersburg
  • Steve Hill
    717-264-6550
    Chambersburg
  • Matthew Hoch
    717-360-9842
    Shippensburg
  • Jim Howard
    717-264-0499
    Chambersburg
  • Barry Knerr
    717-423-5728 / 717-729-0301
    Shippensburg
  • Thomas Martin
    717-729-6931
    Shippensburg
  • Steve Mellott
    717-328-5763 / 717-816-4712
    St Tms, Mercbg, Greenc
  • Dave Methner
    717-530-1585 / 717-369-3181
    Orrstown
  • Frank Mong
    717-762-7861
    Waynesboro
  • John Rock
    717-794-2475
    Gettysburg
  • Ken Toms
    717-369-4455 kltoms@comcast.net
    Chambersburg
  • Barry Knerr
    717-423-5728 / 717-729-0301
    Shippensburg
  • Thomas Martin
    717-729-6931
    Shippensburg
  • Brian Shuhart
    717-593-4565 bshuhart@comcast.net
  • Jon Deardorf
    717-642-9083
    Gettsyburg