Bee Guild members volunteer to capture honey bee swarms on private or public property–in most cases–for free. If you have a swarm on your property, don't panic. Bee swarms are a natural response to an overcrowded hive and half or more of the colony depart to look for a new nesting cavity. With no brood nest to defend they are at their calmest. A swarm may cluster for a few hours or a few days before flying off to their forever home. Please contact a beekeeper to relocate the swarm before the bees set up their colony in a wall, chimney, irrigation box, etc. (For these circumstances, see Bee Removal Specialists below.) For swarm assistance in neighboring counties, click here.
Not sure if you're looking at bees or wasps? A honeybee swarm is an obvious thing, but solitary insects may take a bit of sleuthing. Honey bees are not yellow. Check here before you call. Text a photo to the beekeeper, if possible.
If you have honeybees (not wasps) in a wall or in a structure on your property, please call a professional to safely remove the bees. As a courtesy, below is a list of member beekeepers who are experienced, licensed, insured, and charge a fee for service.
Salvador Delgado 408-640-6824 email@example.com Se hablo español.
Art Hall 408-712-0663 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thebeemobile.com
Mark Small 408-857-1466 email@example.com www.smallbees.com
Mike Stang 408-621-6243 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on these regional bee associations who also offer swarm rescue.Gilroy Beekeepers Association
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