Swarms - Got Bees?

Have a swarm or hive of bees that you'd like removed?   We want your bees!
A PDF copy of this list is available in the Attachments section at the bottom of the page.

1) Do not spray anything on the bees or the beekeeper cannot take them.

2) A good guide that will help you know if you have honey bees is here .

pictures of honeybee swarms
These are photos of honey bees swarms (click on the photos above).   
Honey bees do not nest in the ground or in paper-like grey ball nests hanging from
houses or branches.

3)  If you are confident you have a honey bee swarm, or hive in a house wall or tree,
call some of the folks on the list below.  It is arranged geographically
.


South Central NY and Northern PA
NOTE: Listing of beekeepers willing to pick up swarms of honey bees in those locations listed above their names.
NOTE: Contact Earl Villecco, 693-1571 for other locations.      All area code 607 unless noted otherwise.


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indicates will remove bees from BUILDINGS (may charge a fee)


BRADFORD COUNTY
Timothy Wilcox 570-867-1677


BROOME COUNTY


All locations
Leo Huggins ** 648-2343
Bill Metera 729-8759
Carl Chase 722-3206
David Miller** 232-0883
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678
Todd Hager 760-0266
Kevin Wheaton ** 765-4490


Binghamton
Peter Deakatis 797-4070
Maria Hrehor 760-5090
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
Jim Cower 621-8239


Castle Creek
Peter Deakatis 797-4070, 765-5984
Devin Shapley 226-3664
Jim Cower 621-8239


Chenango Bridge
Earl Villecco 693-1571
Peter Deakatis 797-4070
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
Leo Huggins ** 648-2343
Devin Shapley 226-3664


Chenango Forks /North Fenton
Earl Villecco 693-1571
Devin Shapley 226-3664
Jim Cower 621-8239


Conklin
Sue Garing  775-5041
Maria Hrehor 760-5090
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
Dianna Boykin 208-740-4370
Jim Cower 621-8239
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678


Endicott/Endwell
Tom Jones ** 625-3318
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
Gene Brown 727-9303
John Deskur 321-5021
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678


Harpursville
Earl Villecco 693-1571
Sue Garing  775-5041
Gary Cower 727-0910
Jim Cower 621-8239
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678


Hillcrest
Peter Deakatis 797-4070
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
Jack White ** 656-7888
Jim Cower 621-8239
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678


Johnson City
Peter Deakatis 797-4070
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
John Deskur 321-5021
Tim Ehert 744-7353


Kirkwood
Earl Villecco 693-1571
Sue Garing  775-5041
Jack White ** 656-7888
Maria Hrehor 760-5090
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
Dianna Boykin 208-740-4370
Jim Cower 621-8239
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678


Lisle
Leo Huggins ** 648-2343
Denise Eason ** 541-409-9791


Maine
Leo Huggins ** 648-2343
Dave Albright 343-0966
Tim Ehert 744-7353


Port Dickinson
Earl Villecco 693-1571
Peter Deakatis 797-4070
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
Jack White ** 656-7888
Leo Huggins ** 648-2343
Jim Cower 621-8239


Sanitaria Springs
Earl Villecco 693-1571
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
Leo Huggins ** 648-2343
Jim Cower 621-8239


Vestal
Tom Jones ** 625-3318
John Deskur 321-5021
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678


Whitney Point
Sandy Komaroff 372-7582
Denise Eason ** 541-409-9791


Windsor
Earl Villecco 693-1571
Sue Garing  775-5041
Bob Talkiewicz 427-2420
Jack White ** 656-7888
Maria Hrehor 760-5090
Dianna Boykin 208-740-4370
Jim Cower 621-8239
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678


CHENANGO COUNTY


Leo Huggins ** 648-2343
Jim Cower 621-8239
Todd Hager 760-0266


Oxford & Norwich
Frank Crawford 244-9868


Greene
Earl Villecco 693-1571


CORTLAND COUNTY


Denise Eason ** 541-409-9791


Marathon
Leo Huggins ** 648-2343
Matt Kemak 849-3347


DELAWARE COUNTY


Todd Hager 760-0266


Deposit
Paul VanSlyke 
Scott Parkison 467-3076
Rick Smith 467-3104
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678


SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA
Jim Perkins 570-967-2634
James Wood** 570-934-1166
Frank Wood ** 570-756-2678


TIOGA COUNTY
Leo Huggins ** 648-2343
Kevin Wheaton ** 765-4490


Apalachin
Tom Jones ** 625-3318


Owego, Waverly, Spencer, Campville, Nichols, Candor
Horton Fox 725-9226


Berkshire, Richford, Newark Valley, Flemingville
Leo Huggins ** 648-2343


Waverly
Timothy Wilcox 570-867-1677


updated BT 9/18








Do not spray anything on the bees or the beekeeper cannot take them.

These are NOT honey bee hives (pictures below).   They are wasp and hornet nests.   Wasp and hornets are valuable insect killers.  They eat the bugs that eat your plants.  If you can, please leave the nest alone.  The people on this swarm list do not collect wasps and hornets.    Notice the "paper" construction in the photos.   Honey bees do not make nests using this grey paper substance.   Honey bee nest are almost always inside an existing cavity well above the ground.
not a honey bee hive
wasp nest

from the Pennsylvania - Montgomery County Beekeepers' Association webpage
 http://www.montcobeekeepers.org


Benefits of wasps
Wasps are actually beneficial insects for humans and the environment.
They are one of the major natural scavengers, and they eat insects such
as flies and caterpillars that are often considered pests to humans. They
should be left alone if they are in a location where they are not bothering
people.  Some wasps pollinate plants and crops, but most do not.

If the wasps have been killed by chemicals, the nest should be put
it in a plastic bag in the garbage. The dead wasps need to be swept
up as well if chemicals have been used. Some dogs and cats like to
eat wasps and bees (dead or alive.) Poisoned wasps are toxic enough to
kill an animal that eats them.
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/97427.pdf

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Sue Garing,
Aug 6, 2018, 1:05 PM