Have you found a swarm of honeybees? Please contact one of us!

NamePhone NumberArea Covered
Travis Sholar704-564-3089Collettsville, Gamewell, Lenoir
Tracey Carriker828-493-0689Collettsville, Hudson, Lenoir, Morganton, maybe others
Sara Kennedy952-334-1014Chesterfield, Gamewell, Lenoir, Morganton
Joe Miller828-396-2891Granite Falls
Mitch Mast828-781-5071Granite Falls
Charles Haggist828-729-6519Hudson
Mack Whiteside828-850-2497Hudson
Bud Faw828-493-2070Patterson
Billy Long828-758-8728
Patrick Muldoon828-855-4069

Swarming is a natural part of the honey bee life cycle: it is how the colony reproduces. Most swarming occurs in the spring, but swarms can occasionally be found at other times of the year. A large portion of the bees in the hive, including a queen, will all leave the hive together. After leaving the hive, a swarm will land in a cluster to rest while scout bees search for a new place to live. Many beekeepers are happy to collect a clustered swarm and house them in their own hive. Removing bees from an established colony in a house or other human structure is a more specialized skill.