Swarm Capture

Help Save The Honeybee                          

As part of our ongoing efforts to help save the Honeybee members of the CPBA are willing to go out and collect swarms of Honeybees when called by the public, law enforcement, health agencies, pest control companies etc.  Please call us to remove swarms of Honeybees - do not exterminate them.

It is common for people to assume that all yellow and black stinging insects are bees and that all bees are the same.  Please be sure to correctly identify your pests as honey bees prior to calling.

This is what a honey bee swarm looks like.  This is what we collect when it is accessible. 

A swarm of bees is a cluster of bees that have landed together surrounding their queen.  Bees swarm when the hive becomes over populated. It is the bees natural way of creating a new colony.

Still not 100% sure you have honey bees?  Follow the links below to identifying your pest.

Honey Bees

Digger Bees     
Bald-faced Hornets                 http://www.greensmiths.com/baldfaced.htm  

Cicada Killer    
Five-banded Tiphiid Wasps    http://www.greensmiths.com/fivebanded.htm
Paper Wasps    http://www.greensmiths.com/paper.htm                               Sandhills Hornet                     http://www.greensmiths.com/sandhills.htm

Yellow Jacket   http://www.greensmiths.com/yellow_jacket.htm

Thank you for taking the time to identify your pests before contacting us.

For swarm removal contact the Craven Cooperative Extension Center (252)633-1477 or John Savage (252)635-3209.

Please Note
  • We do not exterminate and/or remove other stinging insects or pests. 
  • We remove swarms of honey bees.  We are not able to remove individual honey bees.
  • We are unable to remove honey bees located inside walls and trees. Bees inside walls and trees are usually an established colony and not a swarm.
  • We are unable to remove honey bees located at extreme heights.
  • We are unable to remove honey bees that are diseased and/or infested with other insects.