Betterbee has accumulated swarm catcher information for its customers who may not know what to do with their unexpected visitors (honey bee swarms). We hope you will consider contacting one of these individuals who can make use of your wild swarm. The individuals on this list are beekeepers who have expressed an interest in gathering honeybee swarms and will not necessarily come to collect any other type of bee. If you would like to be added to this list or need to update your information please let us know via the Contact Us page. Please note you must be a customer of Betterbee in order to be added to this list for the free listing service we provide.


ALABAMA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
David Wilson Birmingham/Shelby/Jefferson County 205-337-9039   50 miles from Birmingham Free Swarm Rescues and Relocations (No Cutouts) No Photos Via Text: No
Garry Forsythe Limestone/Lauderdale County 256-998-8900   Limestone/Lauderdale County Swarm Collection and Removal (No Cutouts) Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 


ARKANSAS

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Mark Blossom AR 479-253-7895   Carroll County Swarms No Photos Via Text: No

 


CALIFORNIA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
John Adkins California 877-432-2337   California Swarm removal Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Breanne Smith Kern County, Fresno County, and Tulare County 661-703-31214   Kern County, Fresno County, and Tulare County Cutouts, swarm removal, swarm relocation Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Mike T. Wallace Campbell/Santa Clara County 408-981-8224   Santa Clara County FREE Swarm Rescues & Relocation/Sorry, No Cutouts Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 



CONNECTICUT

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Mark Bell Hartford County, Connecticut 860-328-5996 Mbell2355@cox.net Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex Counties Swarms and cut outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
John Howe Willington 860-429-8000   50 mile radius Swarms & Cut Outs No Photos Via Text: No
Dennis Richardson New Haven (c) 203-889-6248   New Haven County Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Lauren Doninger New Haven 860-690-6121   New Haven County Swarms below 10' Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 


ILLINOIS

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
William Gray Crete 773-617-0288   Cook and Will County Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes


INDIANA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Dooley Farm Goods Rockville/Parke County (812)-201-6836 (812)-208-3352 50 miles from Rockville Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 


IOWA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Brian Behnken Ames/Story County 515 520-2433 www.bloodmoneyhoney.com Central Iowa Counties, including Boone, Hamilton, Harden, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, and Story County. Swarms and Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Julia McGuire/Des Moines Backyard Beekeepers Des Moines 515-988-1828   60 miles from greater Des Moines area - counties covered include Polk, Warren, Jasper, Dallas, Story, Madison, Marion, Boone, Guthrie Swarms and Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Scott Flynn Kalona 515-238-4028   Washington, Keokuk, Johnson, Jefferson & Iowa Counties Swarms and Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 


GEORGIA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Rob Bradbury Flowery Branch 770-965-9529   Flowery Branch Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 


Kentucky

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Shane Haggstrom Wellington/Menifee 480-786-1711 606-369-2125 50Miles. Frenchburg, Morehead, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Stanton, Campton, West Liberty, Slyersville, Sandy Hook. Swarms & Some Cutouts Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Annie Peterson- Honey Bee Divine, LLC Hodgenville 270-706-3822   Within 100 miles of Hardin County. Central Kentucky Swarm Removal, Structural Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 


LOUISIANA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Emily Kines Lafayette 601-606-0733   Lafayette Swarms and Cutouts Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 


MAINE

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Ames Kanzler Newburgh and Penobscot County (207) 404-0090   20 miles from Newburgh Swarms rescued and relocated, trap outs. No cutouts. Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

MARYLAND

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
John Gardner Frederick 301-606-1956 (Frederick County)    Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, and Washington Counties. Swarms Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Yul Shin Darnestown 301-922-2479   Montgomery, Frederick & Howard County Swarms Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Alexandra Bartsch Lexington 781-630-1129   Middlesex County Swarms saved by members of the Middlesex Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Barbara Couture   (c) 413-427-6184   Southern VT, Western Mass Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Cesare "Skip" Del Vaglio Great Barrington 203-560-2034   Berkshire County (MA), Columbia County (NY), Litchfield County (CT), within 25 miles of Great Barrington, MA Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Thomas Flebotte   (c) 413-883-9399   Within 50 miles Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Christina Hodel   (562) 756-4768   Bristol and Plymouth counties Swarms only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Erin Kiley North Adams (w) 413-662-5144 (c) 603-724-0514 Northern Berkshire County; adjacent areas of Southern VT & Western NY Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Amy Musante Dalton 413-770-3321   Berkshire, Franklin, Bennington, Rensselaer, Columbia Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
William Romito Leeds 413-530-9029   Hampshire & Franklin Counties Swarms Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Lori Ronander Worcester County 508-410-2075   Not specified Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Bradford Simmons Bristol County 508-250-9250   30-mile radius + Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Swarms & Cut-Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Phillip Thomas Belmont (c) 201-213-9788 (h) 617-932-1064 Greater Boston area and Southern NH Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Douglas Wilcox Berkshire 413-854-3378   Berkshire County Swarms Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

MICHIGAN

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Tonya Mann Charlevoix 231-675-2860   Reasonable Distances Swarms & Small Cutouts Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Barb Monette Williamston 517-899-2174   Reasonable Distances Swarms  Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

MISSISSIPPI

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Foch Dickens Carthage/Leake (c) 601 416-1149   30 Miles Swarms & Some Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Jennifer Mercer Lebanon (c) 703-217-3668   Reasonable distances Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

NEW JERSEY

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
DRMM Apiaries (Kelli) Essex County 862-955-2147   15 mile radius from 07003 Swarm Catches and Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Jim Kafara Boonton Township / Morris County 201-665-6079   50 miles Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Stefanie Karis Keyport 973-454-3026   Monmouth county Swarms and Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
James Dowbnia Totowa 973-714-7695   Passiac County, Morris and parts of Essex County, NJ Swarms and Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

NEW YORK

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Anthony Antonucci Wynanstskill (c) 518-331-3095 (h) 518-283-5296 Wynantskill, Rensselaer County & Albany Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Paul Bicksler Webster (c) 858-775-6941   Webster, Penfield, Ontario, Irondequoit, Rochester Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Rich Blohm Nassau and Suffolk Counties (c) 516 658-5333 (h) 631 271-7812 Nassau and Suffolk Counties Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Eric Bolton Glens Falls

(c) 518-232-7867

  Max of 1 hour away Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
TJ Brunell Corinth

(c) 518-791-3143

  25 miles   Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Jonathan DeLappa Queensbury

(c) 518-361-4506

(h) 518-573-1671 Warren, Washington, Saratoga, (east) Hamilton, (south) Essex Counties Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Todd Del Marter Richmondville, Schoharie

(c) 518-860-7988

  Schoharie, Otsego, Schenectady counties Swarms, Cut Outs, Chemical-Free Wasp and Hornet Nest Removals Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Sarah Donoso Castleton 518-929-4951   20 mile radius Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Peter Dunham Salem (518)-480-1844   Salem, Cambridge, Greenwich Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Patrick Freeborn Moreau 518-796-9108   Washington, Saratoga, Warren Counties Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Christian Grigoraskos Troy 518-892-6298   20 mile radius Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Robert "Bob" Groezinger (BobBee Apiaries LLC) Dutchess County (Southern), Putnam County, Westchester County 914-719-6414   along I-84/I-684 Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Bob Henke Argyle (c) 518-932-4162 518-638-8330 Washington, Warren & Saratoga Counties Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Mark Ivison Byron 585-483-0522 Ivisonfarmsllc@gmail.com Western Monroe, Genesee, Orleans, Northern Livingston Counties Swarms Only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
David Kingsley Ithaca/Tompkins 607-279-0514   Finger Lakes Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Kris Kinnear Schenectady 518-225-9823   Albany/Schenectady/Rensselaer/Saratoga/Schoharie Counties Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Travis Kline Cambridge 802-379-1506   20 miles Swarms & Cut Outs -
Deb Klughers  East Hampton 631-377-1943   Sagaponac and East Hampton Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
David Lord Greenville 518-966-4237   Greene County Area Swarms & Cut Outs No Photos Via Text: No
Rob Lowenthal Westchester County (c) 914-450-8120   Westchester County Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Peter Loughlin Rockland 914-330-7761   Leave Message Rockland/Westchester/Greenwich CT Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Ryan McCullough Brooklyn & Catskill 917-667-0626   Brooklyn, Catskill Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Michael Mollica Johnstown (c) 518-705-5618 1-800-871-9496 Most of NY Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Peter Norwich Greenwich 315-868-0839   Not specified Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Rob Fiorino Greenwich/Washington County (518)-368-6222   30 Mile Radius Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Jim O'Clair Pittstown (c) 518-892-5666   Rensselaer, Bennington Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Dan O’Hare Wallkill/Ulster (845) 421-1567   50 mile radius Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Craig Palmateer Queensbury 518-681-9818   Saratoga, Warren & Washington County Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Chris Rice Schenectady (518) 956-0184     Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Don Seames LeRoy/Genesee (c) 585-233-2126   50 Mile radius Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties Swarms only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Bob Sheedy Colonie 518-482-1288   Capital District area Swarms Only No Photos Via Text: No
Seth Tourtellot Ballston Spa (c) 518-779-5194 Message via text 30 mile radius Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Ed Ward Hartford (w) 518-793-7444 ext. 20 (h) 518-632-5498 25 mile radius Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs No Photos Via Text: No
Ollie Westfall Ghent (c) 518-392-3183   Columbia, Greene & Northern Dutchess Counties Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Allen Wilbur Dresden 518-796-6689 (c) 518-779-5194 Within 50 miles Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Mike Willig Hudson Falls 518-791-0024   Reasonable distances Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs No Photos Via Text: No

 


NORTH CAROLINA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Zachary Gellman Morganton/Burke County 828-460-7595 828-460-6941 50 mile radius from Morganton Swarms, Rescue & Relocation, and Cutouts Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 


OHIO

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Mary Lovin Portage/Stark/Summit County 330-325-3028 330-564-5699 Portage/Stark/Summit County Swarm Rescue Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

OREGON

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Rick Begeman Cornelius 503-314-7222   Washington County & Surronding Free Swarm Collection Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
James Glick Lancaster 717-449-6467   45 mile radius Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Tom Lindeman Whitehall/Lehigh 610-349-9597 dedkosbees@gmail.com Whitehall-Coplay-Catasauqua-Northhampton Swarm Removal Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Vinton Smith Adams 717-357-3421   50/60 mile radius Swarm Removal Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Jason Hewett Florence 843-206-3509   Within 50 miles of Florence Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Rodney Middleton Spartanburg 864-357-2109   Spartanburg, Greenville, Union, Cherokee Counties in SC & Polk County in NC Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 


TEXAS

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
David George Coleman, Brown, Runnels, Taylor, Callahan, Eastland, Concho, McCulloch Counties 806-202-2360   Counties Listed Above Swarms and Cutouts No Photos Via Text: No
Mitchell Sellers Tarrant, Johnson (817) 888-5927   Most surrounding counties Swarms and Some Cutouts Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

VERMONT

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Mike Abbott Burlington, VT 802-310-0330   Chittenden County and surrounding counties Swarms only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Heather Boucher Newfane 802-275-2242   Southern Vermont Swarms & Cutouts No Photos Via Text: No
Jeanne Davis Bennington County 802-823-7955   Southwest VT & Northwest Mass Swarms Only No Photos Via Text: No
John Dyer Rutland County 802-558-4415   80 Mile Radius Free Swarm Removal No Photos Via Text: Yes
Claude Hoard Bennington (c) 802-442-7968 (h) 802-780-7298 Within 60 miles Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs No Photos Via Text: No
Erin Kiley Bennington (603) 724-0514   Within 50 miles of Bennington Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Heather Snow Arlington (c) 802-681-3322   Southwest VT, nearby NY Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Amy Beth & Ron Main Weathersfield 802-369-9689   Windsor County Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs -
Tom Ward Newport County 336-455-1062 336-455-0278 Newport County Swarms Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

VIRGINIA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Anya Kessler Lynchburg/Bedford County 434-841-1324   Lynchburg, Bedford, Forest, Rustburg, Madison Heights, Big Island Swarms only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Doug Koch Winchester 540-313-5183   Winchester Swarms only Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Donnie Patterson Charlottesville 434-295-4284   Virginia Swarms & Cut Outs No Photos Via Text: No
Donald Rogers Woodbridge/PWC 703-743-4038   NOVA Swarms & Possibly Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes
Jennifer Sears Cobbs Creek 804-815-7736   Virginia Swarms & Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Name City/County Primary Phone Secondary Phone Travel Area Services Accepts photos via text?
Josh Michael Hedgesville/Berkely County 304-820-8594   20 Mile Radius Swarms & Small Cut Outs Yes Photos Via Text: Yes