Swarm Removal

If you suspect a honey bee swarm or colony has taken up residence where they’re not welcome, you’ve come to the right place! Don’t panic, there are experts who can help safely remove and re-home the bees.

The Gilroy Beekeepers Association has members trained in swarm capture, as well as specialists who deal with more complex colony removals. Please call a beekeeper closest to your location for help with a swarm

If you are unable to quickly make direct contact with someone in your area, 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.

Click on a location for GBA members who can help remove bee swarms:

If You Have Bees in a Wall, Attic or Other Structure

Structural Removal Specialists:

The following specialists are experienced at structural removal of bees:

⇒ Chris Goldthwaite (*)  –  for South Santa Clara County, San Benito County, Santa Cruz County, and Monterey County.

⇒ Art Hall (*)  –  for South Santa Clara County.
(408) 712-0663

⇒ Eric Stang (*)  –  for San Jose, North Santa Clara County, and North San Mateo County

(*) Please be aware that specialists may charge a fee depending on the situation.

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