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.

2022 Swarm Hotline

Below are beekeepers available for swarm removal. If you don’t get a response, move on to another.
Sivia Van GundyPlacerville, Diamond Springs, Camino, Shingle Springs408-921-8590sivialeevg@gmail.com
Monika BakerAll of El Dorado County5306445154monikabaker04@gmail.com
Steven BakerAll of El Dorado County5303913110stevebaker2700@gmail.com
Kris SyversenPilot Hill Or Georgetown Divide area530-613-9413kristjan5340@gmail.com
Sara CollinsPlacerville/Somerset8312342429Kalisara21@yahoo.com
Jim GuilliamsAll of El Dorado County916-693-0089bzzyjimg@gmail.com
John ReevesCamino53090205906reeves@sbcglobal.net
Roger bareAll Eldorado county.3076900519rogerbareman@yahoo.com
Cindy HolmesSouth County, Mt. Aukum, Fair Play5104321058carmen_miranda98@hotmail.com
Justin MartinAll of El Dorado County707-249-5310jwm755@sbcglobal.net
Julia McIverColoma, Cool, Garden Valley, Rescue, Placerville9166166507mciverandcompany@gmail.com
IS THE SWARM INSIDE? Swarms 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 bees@bluegreenhorizons.net.
Sivia Van Gundy
Placerville, Diamond Springs, Camino, Shingle Springs
Monika Baker
All of El Dorado County
Steven Baker
All of El Dorado County
Kris Syversen
Pilot Hill Or Georgetown Divide area
Sara Collins
Jim Guilliams
All of El Dorado County
John Reeves
Roger bare
All Eldorado county.
Cindy Holmes
South County, Mt. Aukum, Fair Play
Justin Martin
All of El Dorado County
Julia McIver
Coloma, Cool, Garden Valley, Rescue, Placerville
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 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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