Swarm Removal Contact List

Our members would love to help you if you think you have a honey bee swarm or colony that has taken up residence.
Don't panic, just give one of the following members a call.
If you are unable to reach someone who normally handles your area, try someone that is close. We all would like to see the bees removed alive.

Bee Removal Specialists

If you have bees in a wall or other structure please call a specialist to deal with their safe removal. These members are experienced, licensed
and insured. They do charge a fee for more complex removals. Each situation is different so please take the time to call to see if the bees can be saved.

Mike Stang 408-621-6243 mstang1015@yahoo.com Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Mike Phillips 408-595-9121 kitfoxchumash@yahoo.com Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Lewis Britton 408-656-2146 hankbritton@icloud.com Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Juan Bautista, Hollister

Below is a list of members who have been trained in swarm capture. Please call the beekeeper closest to your location 
If you cannot make direct contact, leave a message and continue calling through the list until you find someone to assist.
Please do not attempt to spray or douse the cluster as you may injure the bees or cause unnecessary commotion.


Mike Stang 408-621-6243 Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Mike Phillips 408-595-9121 Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Roark Diters 408-823-1022 Santa Clara County
Vicki Basham 831-601-4758 Aromas, Prunedale, Marina, Seaside, Watsonville, Salinas
Andreas Olbring 831-313-6879 Hollister, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista
Arthur Kubogamell 408-607-6070 Morgan Hill
Randy Fox 408-683-0145 San Martin, Morgan Hill. Gilroy
Nick Peters   Hollister, San Juan Bautista. San Benito County
Gurpreet Randhawa  408-506-1582 San Martin, Morgan Hill, Gilroy
Mike Sanchez 831-801-4775 Hollister, San Juan Bautista. San Benito County
Jim Acker 408-710-6078 South Santa Clara and Northern San Benito Counties
Steve Hedrick 408-930-3205  Aromas, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Watsonville

If Google or some other search engine has inadvertently brought to our swarm page but you are in some other part of
Northern California then you may find the list below to be helpful. This is a list of other beekeeping organizations that
provide swarm removal. Click on the appropriate link to find the names of people near you that may be able to help.

Alameda http://www.alamedabees.org/the-alameda-county-beekeepers-association/swarm-help/
Diablo  http://diablobees.org/index.php/report-a-swarm/
Marin  http://marinbeekeepers.org/swarms-what-you-should-know/
Monterey  http://montereybaybeekeepers.org/beekeepers-near-you/
Napa Valley  https://beekeepersofnapavalley.org/swarm-help/
San Francisco  http://www.sfbee.org/report-a-swarm-in-san-francisco/
San Mateo  http://www.sanmateobeeguild.org/swarm.html
Santa Clara  Valley  https://www.beeguild.org/swarm
Santa Cruz  http://www.santacruzbees.com/swarm-removal/
Sonoma  http://sonomabees.org/swarm/