Swarm List

Honey Bee Swarm Removal 2018

Bees will swarm in the spring and early summer.  If you find a swarm of bees clustered in a tree or a bush give one of us a call.  We will be glad to hive and remove the swarm at no cost to you.  We do not remove hornet, paper wasp, or yellow jacket nests.  They are in the wasp family and are not the same as honey bees. The list below will help you know who to call in your area.  We cover Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Wood and Seneca counties. See the helpful hints at the end of the list.

       Contact Information for beekeepers interested in helping you and the bees.   

ERIE COUNTY, OHIO

Ron Anwander      Western Erie Co.           419-684-9857

Richard Sprague    Erie County                   440-591-9453

Ace Hughes           Castalia, OH                  419-217-3032

Brian Kuns             Erie County                    418-656-3968 or 419-684-9708

John Schick           Huron & Erie Co.            419-668-8947 or 419-681-1824

Kathleen Conn       Huron, OH                      419-603-9660

Deb & Duane Hay  Bellevue, OH                  419-483-7664

Dennis Billow         Erie County                    602-618-5141

Al Mielke                Erie County                     419-202-0761

Brian Speer            Erie County                     419-706-0506

Don Brown            Erie County                      419-541-7801

Jim Cullen             Erie County                      419-483-6273

 

HURON COUNTY , OHIO

Carol Mahl              Southern Huron Co.       419-681-3298

Jim Tansey             Wakeman, OH                419-706-8458

Don Brown             Monroeville, OH area      419-541-7801

John Merrilees       Huron County                  419-929-8890

Richard Sprague    Huron County                  440-591-9453

Steve Witter           Monroeville, Norwalk area  419-677-1265 or 419-668-1051

Mike Smith             Norwalk, Monroeville area  419-577-7552

John Schick           Huron & Erie Co’s            419-668-8947 or 419-681-1824

Rich Brutsche        Huron County                   419-668-7386

Deb & Duane Hay Bellevue, OH                     419-483-7664

Dennis Billow         Huron County                    602-618-5141

Jerry Draper           Huron County                   567-224-5251

Jeremy Draper       Huron County                   567-224-0389

Jami Scott              Huron County                    419-921-9883

 

OTTAWA COUNTY, OHIO

Terri Lowe            Ottawa County                    419-898-6874

Mike Stone          Ottawa County                     419-707-1111

Val Floro              Ottawa County                     419-680-4158

Katy Goretzki       Ottawa County                     419-357-5329

 

SANDUSKY COUNTY, OHIO

Ron Anwander     Eastern Sandusky Co           419-684-9857

Tom Rathbun       Sandusky County                  419-603-1749 

Dennis Billow       Sandusky County                  602-618-5141

Ralph Billow         Sandusky County                  419-334-8490

Tom Reineck        Sandusky Co/Fremont area   419-332-3701 or 419-680-6685

Evelyn Lepard     Sandusky County                  419-307-6681

Linda Miller          Sandusky County                  419-552-9242

Roger Chaffee     Sandusky County                  419-585-2821 or 419-217-1943

Kim Hunter          Gibsonburg, OH                     419-346-6891  

Nick Liskai           Woodville, OH                       419-574-1857

Karl Bruns            Sandusky County                 419-619-2858

Brian Speer         Sandusky County                  419-706-0506

Larry Wilt             Sandusky County                  419-849-3565

Bill Theissen        Sandusky County                  419-603-3548

Allen Halfhill         Sandusky County                 419-308-3412

Mike & Diana Orns-Grant, Sandusky Co., 269-753-5445 or 269-339-8531

Tom Wadsworth   Sandusky County                419-332-4364

 

       SENECA COUNTY, OHIO

Robbin Ewald      Seneca County                      419-447-3408       

Bill Thiessen        Seneca County                      419-603-3548 

 Paul Dundore     Tiffin, OH                                419-937-3534

 Richard Sprague Seneca County                      440-591-9453

 Larry Baker        Seneca County                       419-937-6355

Sue Rhodes        Fostoria area                          419-435-4473 or 419-619-5019

David Reynolds   Fostoria, Rising Sun, Wayne 419-619-1188 or 419-435-2868

Kristy Miller          Seneca County                      419-986-5914 or 419-618-2464

Kip Helms            Seneca Co. & Fostoria           419-619-1734

Chris Morel          Seneca County                       419-455-5211 or 419-701-8264

Karl Bruns            Seneca County                       419-619-2858

Nathan Heckathorn   Seneca County                 419-912-1709

Allen Halfhill         Seneca County                      419-308-3412

Melissa Kreh        Seneca County                      419-765-0262

Gary Vera             Seneca County                      567-230-2117

David Johnston     Seneca County                      419-443-0890 or 419-543-0986

 

WOOD COUNTY, OH

Sue Rhodes        Fostoria area                          419-435-4473 or 419-619-5019

David Reynolds  Fostoria, Rising Sun, Wayne  419-619-1188 or 419-435-2868

Kip Helms           Wood Co., Fostoria area         419-619-1734

Chris Morel         Wood County                          419-455-5211 or 419-701-8264

Allen Halfhill        Wood County                          419-308-3412

 

 Yellow Jacket                  Honey Bee                          Helpful Hints:

 – Check and make sure they are honey bees.  Yellow jackets, wasps and hornets are often mistaken for honey bees.

– How high is the swarm off the ground?   – knee high, waist high, chest high, over the head?

– What is the swarm attached to?  If a branch, how many inches in diameter?

 – What is the size of the swarm?   – softball. soccer ball, football, basketball?

 – How long ago did the swarm land?   – an hour, a few hours, a day, several days?

 -What is the property address of the swarm?

– How can you be reached – phone number?

– How accessible is the swarm from the road? – by a drive, in the backyard, can a vehicle get close to the swarm?

Additional notes:

 * Once a swarm moves into a hollow tree or wall it is no longer a swarm.  They would need to be cut out to be removed.

 * The beekeepers listed above do not work for the SRVBA.

 * SRVBA is not liable for any damages the bees do or for damages done while collecting the swarm.