A very common occurrence between May and June. This is the time of year when many people find swarms of bees around their homes or in their yards. There are a few things you should do when you encounter a swarm of honeybees in order to protect yourself and the bees. Remember that bees are a vital part of our world, so please do not kill them. You may often find a swarm in a tree, but you can also find a swarm on a home, barn or shed.
Members of GCBA may be available to assist home and business owners in the preservation and relocation of honeybees.
Bee removal is NOT a service provided by the Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association and GCBA assumes no responsibility or liability for any action, damages or distress. Bee removal service is provided by the individual beekeepers themselves who may volunteer or may charge a fee for their services.
The following information will assist a beekeeper to understand your unique situation and whether or not they can assist you.
The Biology and Control of Swarms in Northern States
This article by Meghan Milbraith of Michigan State is an educational publication that discusses the reasons for swarming – and what you can do to prevent it.
Areas: Cuyahoga County (Southeast near Independence) No walls or structures
440-309-3241 • Email
Areas: Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties. No walls or structures
Areas: Cuyahoga (West) and Lorain Counties. No walls or structures
440-590-1845 • Email
Areas: Western Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties. No walls or structures
Areas: Cuyahoga (East and West) Medina and Lorain Counties No walls or structures
Areas: Southern and Western Cuyahoga County No walls or structures
330-464-7700 • Email
Areas: Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina Counties (~15 miles from North Olmsted) No structures.
440-644-0233 • Email
Areas: Western Cuyahoga, Medina, and Lorain Counties. No wall or structure removals