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.
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 Gundy||Placerville, Diamond Springs, Camino, Shingle Springsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monika Baker||All of El Dorado Countyemail@example.com|
|Steven Baker||All of El Dorado Countyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kris Syversen||Pilot Hill Or Georgetown Divide email@example.com|
|Jim Guilliams||All of El Dorado Countyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roger bare||All Eldorado email@example.com|
|Cindy Holmes||South County, Mt. Aukum, Fair Playfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Justin Martin||All of El Dorado Countyemail@example.com|
|Julia McIver||Coloma, Cool, Garden Valley, Rescue, Placervillefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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 email@example.com.
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.
This feature is for members only.