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. 

*****PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR INSECT BEFORE YOU CALL*****

 

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:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/beekeepers/factsheets/yellow_jackets.html

Bumble Bees:  http://entweb.clemson.edu/eiis/pdfs/mv2.pdf

Carpenter Bees:  http://entweb.clemson.edu/eiis/pdfs/hs8.pdf

Bald-faced hornets: http://entweb.clemson.edu/eiis/pdfs/mv15.pdf

Paper wasps:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/beekeepers/factsheets/paper_wasps.html

European hornets:  http://entweb.clemson.edu/eiis/pdfs/mv16.pdf

Cicada killer wasps:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/beekeepers/factsheets/cicada_killer_wasp.html

Mud Daubers:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/household_pests/biting/hgic2512.html

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

 

SWARM REMOVAL PERSONNEL

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Greg Campbell         864-350-0442         Northern Greenville County and Spartanburg County           Swarm                                 3-4 hours

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James Center            864-417-3395         Spartanburg County                                                                 Swarm  

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Rich Chisum            864-270-8560          Greenville, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Fountain Inn,                    Swarm                    

                                                                       Grey Court, and surrounding areas

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Garyey Collins         864-458-2083         Greenville County, Spartanburg County                                  Swarm  

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Dennis Glasgow       864-458-3083         Greenville County, Spartanburg County                                 Swarm

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Jack Linder              864-579-2693          Spartanburg County                                                                  Swarm

                                 or 864-415-5268

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Kim Pettit              864 583 1052              15 mile radius of Camp Croft Area                                           Swarm                                    Immediate

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James Martin           864-439-3259         Wellford area (25 mi radius)                                                    Swarm

                                 or 864-706-6569

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Joy Deer                  864 449 5045          15 mile radius of Camp Croft Area                                            Swarm                                         Immediate

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John Stokes             864-444-8220         Spartanburg County                                                                 Swarm                                         within 2 hours

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Mark Sweatman       864-431-1905         Northern Greenville Co, Inman, Lyman, Greer,                     Swarm, cutouts, traps

                                                                       Duncan, Landrum

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David Weir              864-706-1526         Spartanburg County                                                                 Swarm                                              Immediate

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Buddy Williams       864-680-3469         Landrum, Campobello, Gowansville                                       Swarm

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Dwight Porter           864-593-1535         Anywhere in upstate                                                              Swarm

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Bart                          864-429-1338         Anywhere                                                                                  Cut outs

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swarm7         swarm6      swarm5

Bee swarm in a tree

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