Got a Swarm?

Do you have a swarm of bees on your property?

Swarming is an instinctive part of the annual life cycle of a honeybee colony. It provides a mechanism for the colony to reproduce itself. Bees in a swarm are generally docile and not inclined to sting or attack, and they will usually leave within a few days on their own for a more permanent location.

However, if you have a swarm that has permanently settled, or you are anxious to have it removed, you can contact a local beekeeper who may be able to remove the bees without killing them. To locate a beekeeper:

  1. Look in the Yellow Pages under BEEKEEPER or HONEY.
  2. Find a local beekeeping association in Ontario. Some of their websites will post contact information of local beekeepers who can help with swarms.
  3. Contact your closest Ontario Bee Inspector.
  4. Ask your fire or police department. They often have lists of beekeepers who will take unwanted bees.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE BEES YOURSELF UNLESS YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED BEEKEEPER!

Helpful Bee Identification Chart links:

http://www.adkinsbeeremoval.com/bee-id-chart.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characteristics_of_common_wasps_and_bees

Honey Bee Swarm and Hive Removal

Ontario Bee Rescue

Free Honey Bee Swarm and Hive Removal
Locations: around Ontario
Contact: Bruce Richardson
Telephone: 416 804-7049 or toll free 800 567-8481

See: www.OntarioBeeRescue.com  or www.facebook.com/pages/Ontario-Bee-Rescue

Email: ontariobeerescue@gmail.com

Registered Ontario beekeepers will remove open, accessible swarms of honey
bees for free. They will provide a quote for the live removal of swarms or
hives enclosed in buildings, walls, etc.

Ontario Bee Rescue is dedicated to saving the honey bees and the humane
removal and relocation of honey bee swarms and established honey bee
colonies in Ontario.

Toronto Bee Rescue

Location: Greater Toronto Area
Contact: Peter Chorabik
Email: info@torontobeerescue.ca
Website: http://www.torontobeerescue.ca

Toronto Bee Rescue specializes in the removal of honey bee swarms and established honey bee hives. We perform live honey bee hive removals.

Please call 416 809-5669 or email at info@torontobeerescue.ca to get a quote.