Swarm List

Honey Bee Swarm Removal 

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.   


Ryan Blainey           Castalia, OH                     419-961-2373

Ace Hughes           Castalia, OH                  419-217-8338

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

Kathleen Conn       Huron, OH                      419-603-9660

Dennis Billow         Erie County                    602-618-5141

Al Mielke                Erie County                     419-202-0769

Don Brown            Erie County                      419-541-7801

Jim Cullen             Erie County                      419-271-3401

Joe Nestor            Erie County                      419-706-1178

Rosemary Clifford   Erie County                   419-202-2532

Ron Slanczka           Wakeman                     419-706-0510


Ryan Blainey           Castalia, OH                         419-961-2373

Carol Mahl              Southern Huron Co.         419-681-3298

Don Brown             Monroeville, OH area       419-541-7801

John Merrilees       Huron County                   419-929-8890

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

Rich Brutsche        Huron County                    419-668-7386

Dennis Billow         Huron County                    602-618-5141

Jami Scott              Huron County                    419-921-9883

Ron Slanczka           Wakeman                        419-706-0510

Kathleen Conn      Huron County                     419-603-9660


Terri Lowe            Ottawa County                    419-898-6874

Mike Stone          Ottawa County                    419-707-1111

Dale Pocock          Marblehead                      419-901-0071 

Ruth Scott             Marblehead                       419-341-3288


Ryan Blainey         Castalia, OH                              419-961-2373

Joel Roberts        Sandusky County                  419-332-7156

Dennis Billow       Sandusky County                  602-618-5141

Tom Reineck        Sandusky Co/Fremont area  419-680-4098    or 419-680-6685

Bill Theissen        Sandusky County                  419-603-3548

Tom Wadsworth   Sandusky County                  419-332-4364

Chris Earnhart      Sandusky County                  419-937-4108

Rick Kindred        Sandusky County                   419-603-8191 or 419-603-8192

Bob Culbertson    Sandusky County                   419-307-2248

Mike Stone          Sandusky County                    419-707-1111

Tami Wylie           Sandusky County                   419-271-2720


Robbin Ewald      Seneca County                      419-447-3408       

Bill Thiessen        Seneca County                      419-603-3548 

 Paul Dundore     Tiffin, OH                                419-937-3534

 Larry Baker        Seneca County                       419-937-6355

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

Bruce Scott          Seneca Co/Tiffin                    419-934-2737

Kristy Miller                                                        567-207-4208




The Sandusky River Valley Beekeepers Association provides this list as a public service to the community and assumes no liability for any communications with and/or services rendered to you by anyone listed herein.  This list should not be considered as a recommendation by the Sandusky River Valley Association of the individuals or businesses referenced herein, nor is it an endorsement of their qualifications.            –Executive Officers – Sandusky River Valley Beekeepers Assoc.,


 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.