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SWARM ASSISTANCE

Safeguarding Our Communities

Swarm Help

Ensuring safety for both people and bees

Bee swarms in your area can be surprising, but they're a natural part of bee life, often signaling bees seeking a new home. While our organization doesn't directly handle swarm relocations, we're proud to connect you with skilled club members who do. These experienced beekeepers offer prompt, humane relocation services, ensuring the safety of both our community and the bees.

They employ safe, bee-friendly methods to carefully move the swarm, reducing stress on the bees and risk to people. Rely on the expertise within our beekeeping community to address your bee swarm situations with care, safeguarding these essential pollinators and our neighborhoods.

Do you have honeybees occupying an unwanted location?

During the months of March to July, swarms of honeybees may appear as a cluster of bees outside their home, often on a tree or bush. These bees are searching for a new place to call home, which could potentially be in a location that is inconvenient for humans, such as a garage or attic.

If you come across a swarm, please consider reaching out to one of the beekeepers in your local area, listed below. Swarms represent free bees to beekeepers, and they would be interested in capturing them. Please be prepared to answer the questions below when you call and choose a beekeeper in your general area.

If the swarm is not captured, the honeybees may colonize in a location that is inconvenient for humans. If honeybees have already moved into a structure, our beekeepers might be able to assist with their removal. Some beekeepers may charge a nominal fee for the removal of bees from structures.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us safely and responsibly relocate honeybees!

Contacting a Beekeeper

Before reaching out, confirm if the insects are honeybees using our identification guide. We only assist with honeybees; for bumblebees, hornets, and yellowjackets, consider a pest control service.

Swarms Present? Swarms may pause for a few minutes up to 36 hours before finding a permanent home. Once the scouts have located a suitable location, the swarm will depart.

Swarms' Height? Provide the swarm's height above ground, even if high up in a tree.

Structure Occupation? If bees are in a structure, note the entrance's height.

This information helps our beekeepers evaluate and safely manage honeybee removal

Beekeeper Swarm List

Charlie Stewart

No

704-957-7786

No

28211

Wayne Owensby

No

530-526-0382

No

28262, 28269, 28205

Craig Ashford

Yes

704-200-8097

Yes

All

Jesse Holland

Yes

704-281-0577

Yes

All of Charlotte Mecklenburg

Jeff Dieker

Yes

704-562-1365

Yes

All of Mecklenburg County and upper Union County

Tim Miller

No

276-618-2061

Yes

Ballantyne, Weddington, Matthews

Claire Nicholls

No

704-968-4319

Yes

Carmel Commons, Park Road Shopping, Arboretum, Stonecrest Areas

Chris Kocaj

No

919-360-9076

No

Charlotte Metro

Chris Ford

No

417-848-2694

No

Cornelius 28031

Katherine Armitage

No

203-414-9903

Yes

Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and LKN Surrounding

Mike Goode

No

704-650-7992

Yes

Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, and some towards Mooresville

Will Dalen

NO

704-578-9734

Yes

Dilworth, Sedgefield, Madison Park, Myers Park, Uptown

Andy McDaniel

No

704-604-6746

Yes

Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Lake Norman area

Justin Orders

Yes

704-315-8935

Yes

Huntersville, Cornelius, West Charlotte, North Charlotte, Mount Holly, Concord, Davidson

Sam Hatcher

No

704-906-2714

Yes

Matthews and SE Charlotte.

Libby Mack

no

704-953-0565

yes

Mecklenburg County

Rudy Rosa Lobos

No

216-392-7198

Yes

Mecklenburg County: South Charlotte,South park, Myers Park, Ballantyne, Arboretum, and surrounding areas, Matthews, Mint Hill, Providance, Pineville, Stallings, and west Union County:
Weddington, Indian Trail

Curtis collins

Yes

704-400-9970

Yes

Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

Karl Welke

Yes

503-545-7453

Yes

Myers Park, Barclay Downs, Dilworth, Eastover, Cotswold, Foxcroft, Madison Park, Starmount, South Park, and surrounding areas. South Charlotte

Shellsee Robichaud

No

724-601-6649

No

NW Charlotte
77N to Mooresville
85N to Concord
485S to Oakdale
East to Harrisburg, NC

Sherron Badour

No

704-968-7562

No

North Charlotte, Northwest Charlotte, Huntersville, University areas

Joe Komperda

Yes

303-304-6459

Yes

Northern Mecklenburg County (north of I85 & I485 along I77 including Huntersville, Davidson & Cornelius areas) and Southern Iredell County (along I77 including Lake Norman & Mooresville areas).

Hernan Atencio

No

704-904-9390

No

South Charlotte

Jim Brzycki

no

704-651-0092

no

South Charlotte

Gary Stephens

yes

704-451-4279

no

South Charlotte, Southpark, Arboretum, Matthews, Pineville Ballantyne, Myers Park, Eastover,

Mark Menzies

Yes

704-579-1810

Yes

South Charlotte, Southpark, Arboretum, Matthews, Pineville Ballantyne, Myers Park, Eastover, Wedington

Craig Barnett

No

912-230-0001

Yes

South Charlotte/ Matthews; Will travel dependent on time and day of week.

Karen Brzycki

no

704-651-0092

no

South Mecklenburg County

Stephen Mendoza

No

704-281-5488

No

South Park

Vicki Fetherston

no

203-300-6316

no

Southpark

Barry Causby

No

704-578-3456

Yes

Steele Creek, Lake Wylie, River Hills, Tega Cay, Pineville

Steve Emerson

No

704-996-0387

Yes

University, Harrisburg, NW Cabarrus, Highland Creek, NE Mecklenburg, Concord Mills

Tommy Helms

no

704-877-1131

no

West Charlotte

Sammy Myers

yes

980-254-4110

yes

mecklenburg county

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