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:  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.

 

 Click Here for swarm video

 

SWARM REMOVAL PERSONNEL

 

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Shannon Byrd   828-551-1464

Upstate

Swarms only

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Joy Deer    864 449 5045

15 mile radius of Camp Croft Area

Swarm only

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 James Dunn      864-948-2230   

Spartanburg

Swarms only

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Robert Freeman     864-535-9526  

All Up-State 

Swarm  and Cut outs/removals                  

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Jack Linder   864-579-2693 or 864-415-5268

Spartanburg County

Swarm only

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Kim Pettit   864 583 1052

15 mile radius of Camp Croft Area

Swarm only

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John Stokes   864-444-8220

Spartanburg County

Swarm only

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David Weir   864-706-1526

Spartanburg County

Swarm only

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Buddy Williams  864-680-3469

Landrum, Campobello, Gowansville

Swarm only

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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.