Swarm Removal

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 below, 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.

Please note: our beekeepers are not pest control professionals and will only remove honey bees. If the “bees” nest in the ground, they are not honey bees — they are most likely yellow jackets. See below for help with identification.
Bee vs Wasp
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.

2024 Swarm Hotline

Below are beekeepers available for swarm removal. No response? Move on to another.
Jim GuilliamsEl Dorado County9166930089[email protected]
Sivia Van GundyEl Dorado County-Camino to Folsom(408) 921-8590[email protected]
Monika BakerAll of El Dorado County5306445154[email protected]
Steve BakerAll of El Dorado County(530) 391-3110[email protected]
Kris SyversenPilot Hill, Georgetown divide area5306139413[email protected]
Roger bareAll Eldorado county3076900519[email protected]
Sean HooblerCool/Georgetown Divide9165319445[email protected]
Justin MartinAll of El Dorado County7072495310[email protected]
Bongsu KooFolsom/Eldorado hill9166058241[email protected]
Dr. Jeffrey JarvisEl Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, and Folsom Area9256836369[email protected]
Keith ScottShingle springs/cameron park9162816344[email protected]
Cynthia AndersonShingle Springs916-715-3017[email protected]
Leandra HaleSouth Lake Tahoe / Mount Aukum5303181899[email protected]
Paul AndersonEl Dorado County916-715-3017[email protected]
IS THE SWARM INSIDE? Removing a swarm located inside a wall, chimney, or any place not outside, is a lot more involved and requires special equipment. These removals are referred to as cutouts. For cutouts please contact Daniel Schoenthal at [email protected].
Jim Guilliams
El Dorado County
Sivia Van Gundy
El Dorado County-Camino to Folsom
Monika Baker
All of El Dorado County
Steve Baker
All of El Dorado County
Kris Syversen
Pilot Hill, Georgetown divide area
Roger bare
All Eldorado county
Sean Hoobler
Cool/Georgetown Divide
Justin Martin
All of El Dorado County
Bongsu Koo
Folsom/Eldorado hill
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, and Folsom Area
Keith Scott
Shingle springs/cameron park
Cynthia Anderson
Shingle Springs
Leandra Hale
South Lake Tahoe / Mount Aukum
Paul Anderson
El Dorado County
Bee swarm
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 new permanent home.
Bee swarm
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.
Bee swarm
Swarms usually stay at their temporary location anywhere from a couple of hours to a few of days.
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