Swarm Removal and Swarm Management

We have members who will remove honey bee swarms from inside your walls (cutouts) and around your home. Look below for a listing for your area

A swarm of bees sometimes frightens people, though the bees are usually not aggressive at this stage of their life cycle. This is principally due to the lack of brood (developing bees) to defend, and their interest in finding a new nesting location for their queen. Swarming is the natural means of reproduction of honey bee colonies.

Please note that wasps and hornets are often mistaken for bees

Our members do not exterminate/Remove any insect other than Honey bees.  Please refer to a professional exterminator if you have any insect in the wasp/hornet family. 



What Type of Bee/Wasp Problem Do You Have?

These photos and descriptions of different types of bees, wasps, and hornets will help you accurately relay your stinging insect problem to a beekeeper so that he/she may better assist you when you call.

Yellow jackets:  https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/yellow-jackets


Bumble Bees:  https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/bumble-bees-around-the-home/

Bumblebees - UK Safari


Carpenter Bees:  https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/carpenter-bees/


Bald-faced hornets: https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/baldfaced-hornets/


European hornets:  https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/european-hornet/


Asian hornets:  https://hgic.clemson.edu/asian-giant-hornets/


Paper wasps:  https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/paper-wasps/

Got Pests?


Cicada killer wasps:  https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef004

Female Cicada Killer Wasp


Mud Daubers:  https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/mud-daubers/


Remember, “your bee”  may not look exactly like the photo; simply try to find the bee that looks the closest.


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Camp Croft Area – 15 mile radius

Swarm only

Joy Deer 864-449-5045

Kim Pettit 864-583-1052


Duncan * Fairmont * West Side of Spartanburg           

Swarms and bees in downed trees

Josh Tibbs 864-597-9610


Holly Springs * Campobello * Inman * Boiling Springs          

Swarm only

Travis Vaughn 864-266-6999


Northern Spartanburg County * Will work other areas 

Swarms and cutout / removal

David Ledford 828-245-8833


Wellford – 15 mile radius

Swarm only

James Martin 864-381-0057


Western Spartanburg County

Swarms only  

Robby White 864-283-4755  


All Up-State

Swarms.  Cut outs/removals for a fee. Call for a quote.  

Robert Freeman 864-535-9526  

Freeman’s Honey Bee Removal, LLC



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Bee swarm in a tree

Have a swarm? We have members who remove swarms from trees, fences, the ground, and buildings.