Welcome To The Gilroy Beekeepers Association Website


Swarm Lists

  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.
Salvador Delgado 408-640-6824 delgados50@hotmail.com
Art Hall 408-712-0663 artshoney@gmail.com
Mark Small 408-8571466 mfsmall@smallbees.com
Mike Stang 408-621-6243 mstang1015@yahoo.com


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.


Dave Stocks


South Santa Clara/Santa Cruz counties, Northern San Benito/Monterey

Andreas Olbering 831-313-6879 Hollister, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista

Vicki Basham

831-601-4758 Aromas, Prunedale, Marina, Seaside, Watsonville, Salinas
Roark Diters


San Jose/San Martin/Morgan Hill/Gilroy/Cupertino/Saratoga/Los Gatos/Campbell

Paula Joiner 408-891-8217 Morgan Hill
Randy Fox 408-406-6262 San Martin/Morgan Hill/Gilroy/
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
Lewis Britton 408- 656-2146 Gilroy/Morgan Hill


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/