Swarm Removal

Swarming is the process by which a new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen. This swarm can contain thousands to tens of thousands of bees. (Wikipedia)

If you believe you may have a honeybee swarm, please call Rick Stephens at (260) 610-1040 and we will arrange for a local beekeeper to come remove the swarm.

Not sure if you have honeybees?  Here is some helpful information to determine if your bees are really wasps.


The swarm list is a list of beekeepers who volunteer to go out and collect swarms during the season.  At the beginning of each year we give our members the opportunity to have their names added to this list.  Catching swarms is a way to increase the number of colonies you have.  Last year there were quite a few swarms.

Ted Braun has graciously offered to keep the swarm list again this year.  However, Ted has stated that he could use some help with this.  If you would like more information or to be added to the list, or would like to volunteer to help Ted, give him a call at  (260) 625-3477.  You may also call Rick Stephens (260) 610-1040 who is assisting with the swarm list.