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Swarm of Bees

Swarm Retrieval

Honeybees will swarm come May and June searching for a new home. If you come across a swarm or nest of honeybees, please call one of our volunteer beekeepers below as soon as possible in YOUR area.

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Honeybee

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Honeybee Swarm

We only collect and remove honeybees. If your nest looks like those below, they are yellow jackets and wasps and it is the responsibility of the homeowner to have them removed. We do NOT remove wasps/hornets/yellow jackets.

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Paperwasp Nest

Yellow Jacket

Bold Faced Hornet

If you have found a honey bee swarm in your yard, please call one of the members listed BELOW to help with the removal of the bees. Honey bees and bee species may be the most important living organism on our planet.  They pollinate over one-third of our food crops.  So, let's try to save the honey bees and don’t have them destroyed.  The individuals listed on this page for bee removals are members of our association.  Some honey bee swarm removals are free, but some removals are more involved and there may be a charge for their removal.  This discussion is between you and the beekeeper/removal expert.  Please take the time to ask the questions.   The Barnstable County Beekeepers Association is not a party to your actions or agreements

LOWER CAPE

(Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, Chatham)
 

Scott Brazil 508-237-2063 LOWER AND MID CAPE - STRUCTURE CUT - OUT

Lisa Gledhill 508-237-4125 EASTHAM AND LOWER CAPE
 

Cora Fellars 774-722-9295 EASTHAM - NO STRUCTURES

John Portnoy 774-722-9995 WELLFLEET -  NO STRUCTURES

Olga DiSavino 774-236-9492 ALL OF CAPE COD

MID CAPE

(Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Brewster)
 

Peter Cooper 508-398-2891 HYANNIS TO HARWICH - NO STRUCTURES
 

Michael Galasso 508-530-1020 BARNSTABLE

Olga DiSavino 774-236-9492 ALL OF CAPE COD

Charles Levy 508-667-3055 BREWSTER ONLY - NO STRUCTURES

 

George Muhlebach 203-313-7326 BARNSTABLE AND BEYOND
 

Moira Sheehan 508-450-7041 HARWICH - NO STRUCTURES

Mike Smith 973-978-1206 BARNSTABLE TO ORLEANS - NO STRUCTURES

 

Suzanne Wheeler 931-993-2548 YARMOUTH
 

Steve Whittlesey 508-954-3577 BARNSTABLE, EAST SANDWICH

UPPER CAPE

(Bourne, Sandwich, Mashpee, Falmouth)

 

Marte Ayers 508-274-8754 MASHPEE - NO STRUCTURES

 

Olga DiSavino 774-236-9492 ALL OF CAPE COD

 

Paul Dooley 617-571-4274 FALMOUTH ONLY

Duncan Kimball 508-360-9463 FALMOUTH

George Durant 978-548-8852 FALMOUTH

 

Stu Gagneux 774-205-4958 SANDWICH - STRUCTURE REMOVAL

Anne Richards 774-392-0780 FALMOUTH

 

Miguel Zamora TEXT 774-521-4973 FALMOUTH, MASHPEE - NO STRUCTURES

NANTUCKET

Jim Gross 508-325-1777 NANTUCKET

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Did You Know?
Bees do not hibernate. In autumn, the female workers throw the drones (males) out of the hive to avoid feeding them through winter. The remaining colony clusters around the queen and will take short flights whenever the outside temperature is above 50 F.

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