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Do you have unwanted honey bees swarming in your yard or house?
Please do not kill them! They just need a different location. Help us help honey bees by getting them out of your problem area and putting them back to work producing honey in a safe location!

Swarms are usually removed for free; however, removal of established colonies from within structures normally requires a fee.
Follow these links to an explanation of swarm removals or structure removals

The following local beekeepers offer swarm and honey bee removal services. Click on your location or scroll down the list to find a beekeeper near you or servicing your location.

Hampton, Carrollton, Suffolk; Newport News;Yorktown, Grafton; Williamsburg, James City, New Kent; Gloucester, Middelsex

Name:

Location:

Phone:

Servicing
Area:

Honey Bee Removal

Andy Westrich

Hampton

757-825-8843

Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Smithfield, Northern Suffolk and Southern Williamsburg

Swarms & Structures

Dick Parsell

Hampton

757-850-2765

Middle Peninsula

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Swarms only

Bob Green

Suffolk

757-329-8639

Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth

Swarms only

Al Banwell

Hampton

757-332-0971
or
757-846-0097

Peninsula

Swarms Only

Kenny Alligood

Carrollton

757-871-8697

Carrollton

Swarms only

Jim Hailey

Hampton

757-871-9792
or
757-846-0097

Peninsula

Swarms, cut-outs, trap-outs

Thomas Webb

Smithfield

757-580-0268

Smithfield

Swarms only

Jud Nierle

Newport News

757-593-6530
or
757-877-5409

Peninsula and Middle Peninsula

Swarms & Structures

Dave Leonard

Newport News

757-713-2744

Peninsula

Swarms only

Neville Pearson

Newport News

(757)877-6996

Newport News, Williamsburg, Hampton, York County

Swarms

Mark Winkler

Newport News

(757)775-8048

Anywhere in Hampton Roads area

Swarms, Trap-outs, Cut-outs

Maywood Wilson

Yorktown

757-868-9284

Poquoson, Bethel, Tabb, Hampton close to York County line

Swarms

Joe Thornton

Yorktown

757-898-8411

Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg

Swarms & Structures

Dale Williams

Yorktown / Hampton

757-254-2454

Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Smithfield, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach

Swarms & Structures

Chad Nicolai

Yorktown

571-550-0984

Yorktown, Grafton, Tabb

Swarms only

Carolyn Kutzer-Lovedall

Yorktown

757-435-0797

Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Peninsula

Swarms only

Bill Walker

Yorktown

757-617-0342

Peninsula

Swarms only

Scott Bartram

Yorktown

757-867-8547

Peninsula, Gloucester

Swarms & Structures

Gwyn Williams

Yorktown

757-867-6807

Yorktown, Poquoson

Swarms only

Ron Davis

Yorktown

(757)969-2359

York County, Poquoson, Newport News, and Hampton

Swarms

Greg Sprock

Williamsburg, VA

757-951-3646

Peninsula to New Kent and Surry

Swarms & Structures
, Trap-outs only, No cut-outs.

Evan Davies

Williamsburg (weekdays) & Yorktown/Grafton (nights/weekends)

(757)969-2359

Williamsburg, York County

Swarms

Jerry Felix

Williamsburg

757-220-0662

Wiiliamsburg, Toano, Newport News, Yorktown

Swarms only

Steve Kolet & Fran Hurd

Williamsburg

(610)304-4679 or (757)293-8796

New Kent, Toano, Williamsburg, James City

Swarms

Ron Carnegie

Williamsburg

757-814-7671
or
804-241-7259

Williamsburg

Swarms only

Judy Buehler

Williamsburg

303-520-5634

Williamsburg

Swarms only

Kevin Wright

New Kent

757-876-8441

James City County, New Kent, Toano, Upper York County, Williamsburg, and West Point

Swarms and Structures

Kathy Green

James City

757-810-1933

James City, Williamsburg

Swarms only

Kera Recor

Williamsburg

757-719-9399
or
804-241-7259

Peninsula

Swarms only

Joe Mihalcoe

New Kent

804-966-1202
or
804-241-7259

New Kent, Williamsburg, James City, Charles City, King William

Swarms & Structures (trap outs and cut outs)

Don Cole, Back Forty Bees

Williamsburg

757-745-9081

Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, York County, James City County, New Kent County, Williamsburg

Swarms and Structures (cut outs)

Brenda Johnson-Asnicar

Gloucester

757-334-3367
or
757-846-0097

Peninsula and Middle Peninsula

Swarms

Pete Ostrowski

Gloucester Point

804-815-6535

Middle Peninsula

Swarms & Structures

Chris Conley

Gloucester

804-654-9710

Gloucester, Yorktown

Swarms only

Gary Williams

Northern Gloucester

804-832-0274

Gloucester, Middlesex, Mathews, King & Queen, Lancaster, New Kent

Swarms

Paul Bauer

Gloucester

804-642-5459(H)
or
804-815-0664(C)

Gloucester

Swarms only

Henry Moncure

Gloucester

804-402-1643

Gloucester, Middlesex

Swarms only

Joe Brown

Middlesex

804-776-0401

Middle Peninsula

Swarms only

George & Pam Rountree

Gloucester

804-832-3120)
or
804-832-2977

Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, Williamsburg, Newport News

Swarms & Structures

Mac McGee

Gloucester

804-695-2783

Gloucester

Swarms only

Mike Ledoux

Gloucester

804-815-3040

Gloucester, Yorktown, Mathews, Middlesex, King&Queen

Swarms only



 

 

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March Meetings
and Events

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March 12 & 13

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Williamsburg Home Show

 

March 15th

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly Club Meeting

 

March 17th

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Beekeeping
Day 1

 

March 24th

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Beekeeping
Day 2

 

March 31st

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Beekeeping
Day 3

 

 

 

 

Follow the "Upcoming Events" or "Latest News" link under the Main Menu for more information.

 

 

 

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NewBees Corner

 

Information listed here is for the new beekeepers looking for new information and guidance on beekeeping and beekeeping chores:

 

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Watching the 10 day weather forecasts? Spring is upon us! The maples are blooming, that purple stuff is coming up all over my yard, the bees are bring in pollen and surely some nectar. The 15 day forecast has the daytime temps in the 50's, 60's and even 70's and more importantly the nighttime temps are in the 40's and 50's. Those colonies are going to start building up. Time to get busy. Two hive manipulations to consider in these next couple of weeks are "Opening the Broodnest" and/or "Rotating Hive Bodies". If opening/expanding the brood nest I would caution to start slowly here in March but become familiar with the technique and get more agressive in April and May. Another thing to consider is adding supers at this time. A good discussion of adding supers early is given by Walt Wright in "Nectar Management 101". Here we go!

 

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