Swarming is a natural occurrence in the honey bee’s world. Typically, the swarm is only looking for a new home for the queen. They protect her by flying very close to her and wrapping their fuzzy bodies around her to keep her safe, as she is the most vulnerable during a swarm.

If you see a swarm, please do not call an exterminator! Call one of these local beekeepers who have experience catching the bees. There is never a charge or fee and the beekeeper will completely — and safely — remove the swarm from your premises.

BeekeeperExperience LevelHow to Contact
Don ReynoldsCertified Beekeeper(828) 494-5608
Mitch or Darlene Myers
D & M Russian Apiaries
Certified Beekeepers(828) 389-6190
Tom HandfordMaster Beekeeper
Larry StalcupCertified Beekeeper