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.

2023 Swarm Hotline

Below are beekeepers available for swarm removal. No response? Move on to another.
Monika BakerAll of El Dorado County5306445154[email protected]
Steven BakerAll of El Dorado County5303913110[email protected]
Sandy HonigsbergWestern Slope El Dorado County530.263.2029[email protected]
Jim GuilliamsAll of El Dorado County916-693-0089[email protected]
Keith ScottShingle Springs / Cameron Park9162816344[email protected]
Sivia Van GundyEl Dorado County-Camino to Folsom4089218590[email protected]
Dr. Jeffrey JarvisEl Dorado County and Folsom Area925-683-6369[email protected]
Justin MartinAll of El Dorado County7072495310[email protected]
John ReevesPlacerville, Camino, Pollock Pines and surrounding areas5309020590[email protected]
Julia McIverWestern El Dorado County916.616.6507[email protected]
Roger BareAnywhere Eldorado county3076900519[email protected]
Bernie Ruzickacameron Park9167196708[email protected]
Gerry HughesPlacerville, Camino5303917559[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].
Monika Baker
All of El Dorado County
Steven Baker
All of El Dorado County
Sandy Honigsberg
Western Slope El Dorado County
Jim Guilliams
All of El Dorado County
Keith Scott
Shingle Springs / Cameron Park
Sivia Van Gundy
El Dorado County-Camino to Folsom
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
El Dorado County and Folsom Area
Justin Martin
All of El Dorado County
John Reeves
Placerville, Camino, Pollock Pines and surrounding areas
Julia McIver
Western El Dorado County
Roger Bare
Anywhere Eldorado county
Bernie Ruzicka
cameron Park
Gerry Hughes
Placerville, Camino
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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