Sometime swarms will stay for 2 hours, 2 months, 2 years, or even more. If you don't hear back from the first person you call a few hours, call the next person. Sometimes beekeepers are very busy.

A variety of resources list beekeepers willing to remove and relocate honey bee swarms and established hives. A variety of these are listed below:


Click the link below for the most recent CVBA Swarm Assistance List.  Additional contacts may be found in the other documents.  If you are interested in being added to these swarm lists, please send us a note via the “Contact us” page.

County Swarm Lists – Many California Counties provide a list of beekeepers known to remove swarms called their “Swarm List” please see the links below for the San Joaquin Valley’s Swarm Lists.

Independent Resources – Swarm and hive removal services may also be found through independent organizations and non-profits as listed below.

Fresno County (Last updated 2019)

Kings County (Last updated 2020)

Pollinator Partnership (Last updated 2021)
Bee Removal Source (Last updated 2021)

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