If you’re a club member and would like to be added to the swarm hotline or you need to update your current listing, please click the button below and provide the requested information.
If you have a swarm on your property please do not have the bees destroyed! If you would like them removed, please contact a beekeeper from the list and have the following information ready before calling:
- Address where swarm is located
- How BIG is it? Softball? Basketball? Bigger?
- How HIGH UP is it? Arms reach? Roof height? Top of tree?
- Do you have a ladder that will reach them?
- Is the swarm outside or inside?
- How long has it been there?
Answers to these questions will help the beekeeper arrive with the right equipment. Photos that show cluster size and the immediate surrounding area are also helpful.
IMPORTANT NOTE The El Dorado Beekeepers provide this swarm removal list as a public service. If you engage the service of a beekeeper from this list, please note you are engaging them as an individual — they are NOT an agent of the El Dorado Beekeepers.
Below are beekeepers available for swarm removal. If you don’t get a response, move on to another.
|Chuck Jachens||Western Slope El Dorado County||(916) 261-6756||Click here|
|Sandy Honigsberg||Western Slope El Dorado County||(530) 263-2029||Click here|
|Sean Hoobler||Georgetown Divide||(916) 531-9445||Click here|
|Mike Michael||Rescue||(916) 247-6453||Click here|
|David Noble||Rescue||(530) 340-3462||Click here|
|Roger Bare||All of El Dorado County||(307) 690-0519||Click here|
|Steven Baker||All of El Dorado County||(530) 391-3110||Click here|
|Monika Baker||All of El Dorado County||(530) 644-4656||Click here|
|Bernard Ruzicka||Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park||(916) 719-6708||Click here|
|Sue L Sanders||El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Sacramento area||(209) 401-5607||Click here|
|Justin Martin||Placerville||(707) 249-5310||Click here|
|Penny Brown||Somerset/Pleasant Valley||(530) 306-9717||Click here|
|Dale Wallerstein||Rescue||((530) 306-7832||Click here|
Have a swarm? Relax!
While bees are swarming they are generally very docile. They are merely looking for a temporary spot to gather while scout bees fly out to find a permanent home.
They’re often not very picky about this temporary location. It could be in a tree or bush, on a car or park bench, anywhere they can land to form a protective cluster around their queen.
Swarms usually stay at their temporary location anywhere from a couple of hours to a few of days.