If you encounter a swarm of bees you should first and foremost develop a safety plan. Avoid the area and keep children and pets away from the swarm or colony. Honey bee swarms are a common occurrence in Spring and Summer and are a very natural and wonderful part of the honey bee life cycle. In most cases local beekeepers will be quick to help with swarm removal at no cost. The first step will be making sure you are dealing with an actual honey bee swarm and not another insect.

Once you are sure that you do indeed have a honey bee colony that you want removed please contact a member from the appropriate list below:

Simple Swarms

Colonies easily accessed and removed without major efforts. 

"There's a swarm of honey bees hanging from my tree!"

Medium Level Removals

Cutout/trapout removals from structures.

"There's a swarm 30' or so up there..." or "There's a colony of bees in a tree that's going to be cut down!"

Advanced Removals

May require a contractor and removal fees.

"Oh no! There are honey bees in MY WALLS!"

Members: Add your swarm photos here!

11 photo(s) Updated on: 21 Jan 2020
  • 2018 Swarm in Bend
  • 2016 Swarm in Bend

To add yourself to the COBKA swarm list(s):

*You can edit your selections at any time 

1. Log into your account and click on "View Profile" at the top right of the page.

2. Click "Edit Profile"

3. Towards the bottom you will see a selection of groups to choose from. **Make your selections and make sure to click "Save" at the top.

*Remember that Bee Removal is very different from swarm capture and may require structural work (builder/contractor). Please do not sign up for more than the "Simple Swarm" lists if you are unable to assist with cutout/trapout or structural colony removals.

**If you need to arrange for an experienced beekeeper to assist you please do so before signing up for swarm calls. 

If your listing does not immediately show on the list - repeat step one and check your privacy settings. Contact us if you have any issues.

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