Members of Ashtabula County Beekeepers Association may be available to assist home and business owners in the relocation of honeybees.
A swarm is a cluster of bees that is often found on a tree branch, under a roof overhang, or anywhere else they’ve decided to land temporarily. A swarm may look similar to the pictures on the right. A swarm is looking for a new home. A beekeeper can help them find it. If you see a swarm, please take a picture of it (if you can do so safely) and then call one of the ACBA members below.
A cutout is a procedure that a beekeeper does to relocate and re-home a cluster of bees that has made a home in an inconvenient location, such as inside the walls of a house or barn. The beekeeper may need to take steps to access the bees such as removing siding or drywall, or cutting into existing walls. Cutouts can be hard work, and beekeepers sometimes charge a fee for this service. Some beekeepers do not do cutouts. Please refer to the information below.
Swarm removal is NOT a service provided by the Ashtabula County Beekeepers Association and ACBA assumes no responsibility or liability for any action, damages or distress. Swarm removal service is provided by the individual beekeepers themselves who may volunteer or may charge a fee for their services.
The following Swarm Removal contact list is provided as a courtesy.
Kirk Barratt 216-432-8336 (Will do cleanouts)
Linda Dole 216-469-5694
Anne Hathy 440-563-6538
Jeff McCarty 330-553-9447
Sandra Morris 440-521-8219 (Orwell/Rome)
Roland Quickle 440-576-2855
Sharon Riccio 440-576-8818
William Riccio 440-576-1131 (Will do cleanouts)
Jerry Senger 440-645-6036 (Will do cleanouts)
Michael Sheets 440-645-9456 (Will do cleanouts)
Terry and Jennifer Sickafuse 440-983-0906 or 440-227-5641
If you are in other areas of Ohio go to: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/swarm-removal