DON'T REACH FOR THAT INSECTICIDE! CALL THE BELOW "SWARM CATCHERS"!!
Spring and summer swarms are how honeybees create new hives. The bees are full of all the honey they can hold because they are looking for a new place to call home. They do NOT want any trouble, but swatting or attacking them can still cause stings to happen. PLEASE CALL US. We need more honeybees in North America!
|NAME||PHONE||LOCATION - WILLINGNESS TO TRAVEL|
|Doug Eckert||(615) 566-0805 (local cellphone)||Missionary Ridge - will travel up to an hour to bees' firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mitchell Bryant||(423) 280-4567||North Hamilton County, Soddy-Daisy - up to 30 email@example.com|
|Brian Hamilton||(423) 619-7238||North Chattanooga - 30 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Stewart Ledford||(423) 503-4698||Greater Chattanooga area and Sequatchie Valleyemail@example.com|
|(423) 413-5370||North Georgia, Walker, Chattooga, Dade County - up to one firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ken Lee||(972) 977-1844||Sequatchie Valley email@example.com|
|Bill Greene||(423) 413-3131||McDonald, TN - will travel to Ooltewah, East Brainerd, Collegedale, and Clevelandfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Amanda Turner|| (815) 370-6833||Brainerd - 30 email@example.com|
|SW Hamilton County, Marion, North Jackson Alabama - up to one firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jeffrey Watts||(423) 645-1618||Hamilton County and surrounding email@example.com|
Call the people in the above listing in order to have bees safely removed that are clumping on trees or fences or any open space. Bees that are clumping dozens of feet above the ground may require a boom truck or other measures to reach them, and therefore some expense. Other than situations like that, the persons listed below should be happy to remove your swarm at no charge to you.
Swarms will leave branches or fence posts on their own, usually within 72 hours, so contact us right away. Where they decide to settle can be a house eave or other place you find to be a problem. So it's best for their survival and your future happiness to call a beekeeper who will remove them before that can happen.
|Ginny Holcombfirstname.lastname@example.org||(423) 822-2219|
|Doug Eckertemail@example.com||(615) 566-0805 (local cellphone)|
Once honeybees have made a home for themselves inside a building it can be a lengthy, troublesome and expensive process to get them out. We call these removals "trap outs" or "cut outs" because it involves either trapping the bees or cutting out some portion of an inside or outside wall, or both. The people in the above listing will tell you their level of expertise, provide an estimated cost, what that covers, and any insurance they may carry. We provide this listing not as a guarantee but rather as a service to our members.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if questions.
Despite sensational movies by Hollywood, bees generally swarm to reproduce themselves, not to attack anything. An attack is actually the last thing they want to get involved in. They have tanked up on all the honey and pollen they can carry as they try to make their way from their old hive to a new place to live. Swarms can stop temporarily in tree limbs or other odd places to rest as they send scouts out in search of a new closed-in place they can call home.
While we don't recommend handling a swarm, the picture to the right shows what is possible for swarms that are truly only focused on finding their new home.
One thing to be aware of, however: if your home is nearby, their new home could be some part of yours. Once bees move into your rafters or siding they can be difficult and costly to remove. This is a good reason to not wait. Once you see a swarm, call one of the swarm catchers listed below.