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:  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.


 Click Here for swarm video




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Response Time

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


James Center            864-417-3395         Spartanburg County                                                                 Swarm only 


Robert Freeman            864-887-6786         All Up-State                   

Swarm  and Cut outs/removals                  



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


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


Jack Linder              864-579-2693          Spartanburg County                                                                  Swarm only

                                 or 864-415-5268


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


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

                                 or 864-706-6569


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


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


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

                                                                       Duncan, Landrum


David Weir              864-706-1526         Spartanburg County                                                                 Swarm only                                             Immediate


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


Dwight Porter           864-593-1535         Anywhere in upstate                                                              Swarm


Bart                          864-429-1338         Anywhere                                                                                  Cut outs

James Dunn              864-948-2230   

Same day response  Swarms only                                                       Spartanburg


Shannon Byrd               828-551-1464                                    Upstate

same day                                                                                     Swarms only



swarm7         swarm6      swarm5

Bee swarm in a tree

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