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Beekeepers That Collect Swarms 

Honey Bee Honey Bee
honey bee swarm honey bee swarm

Honey Bee

Honey bees are brown and black, fuzzy and collect pollen.  Their hives are in enclosed spaces so that they can protect their honey.

Yellow Jacket Wasp Yellow Jacket Wasp
Paper Wasp Nest Paper Wasp Nest

Yellow Jacket Wasp

Wasps are hairless and do not collect pollen.  They are omnivores (eat meat and sweets) and nest in paper balls, in the ground, or in walls or attics.

Bald Faced Hornet Bald Faced Hornet
Baldfaced Hornet's paper nest Baldfaced Hornet's paper nest

Bald Faced Hornet

Hornets are hairless and are omnivores.  They make paper nests.

 

Bumble Bee on right, honeybee on left Bumble Bee on right, honeybee on left
Bumblebee nest Bumblebee nest

Bumble Bee

Known as the big fuzzy bee, bumble bees do collect pollen.  Their nests are small and can be in the ground or in walls.  They have a very docile and gentle nature.

 

apiary43@gmail.comwjameslawrence@gmail.comBelow is a list of beekeepers in Ontario (listed by County ) that collect honey bee swarms or do hive removals.  Read carefully as not all beekeepers will remove hives from inside walls or inside trees.  Relax -  Swarming bees are house hunting and are usually not harmful.  For more info see Swarms Explained.

 

Beekeepers Who Collect Swarms in Ontario:

 

Southwestern Ontario

 

Counties:  Middlesex, Elgin & Oxford

 

Collection Area

Name, Company Email & Phone

 
 

London

Barb Lindberg

Bee Lore Honey

c 519-854-7494

barb@beemagic.com

London/Thorndale, Ontario

Does removals from INSIDE WALLS, etc)

Scott Clunas

Purple Hill Apiaries

c 519-281-3546

iansclunas@xplornet.com 

North & West London & Middlesex Centre

Bob Crowhurst

h 519-666-1670

robert.crowhurst@sympatico.ca

Eden, Ontario

East of Eden Apiary

B & L Vandevyvere

519-866-3690

St. Marys, Ontario

Ray Hagerman

519-284-3612

ray@hagerman.ca

Oxford for Norwich, Elgin for Sparta

Chris & Don Crocker

Chris- 519-863-3864 
Don-519-633-1099

www.crockerhoney.ca

crockerhoney@gmail.com

Burgessville, Ontario

Honey Tree Apiaries

Chris McGyver

519-424-3302

honeytreeapiaries@hotmail.ca

Burgessville, Ontario

Oxford Honey and Supplies

519-550-1096

van3301@rogers.com

London/St. Thomas

Huismann Apiaries

Rick Huismann

519-636-3485

dtech1639@xplornet.com

Within 35km of London

Apiculture Services

519-640-8987

www.robair.ca
robair@sympatico.ca

Springhill area

Brad Thorpe

226-237-0076

thorpe_e@hotmail.com

Kintore, Lakeside, Embro

Susan Fussell

519-283-6026

thamesmobile@yahoo.ca

London & area

Jack Coughlan and Glenn Davies

519-473-9864 ext 103

c 519-318-3223

Jack@smallbusiness.local

Blenheim and surrounding area

Denise & Mike Dodman

(519)676-9499 or Mike's cell (519)359-7766

mddodman@gmail.com

London and going north to Ilderton, Ailsa Craig, Parkhill, Poplar Hill, and west to Komoka

Connie Hueston and Dan Piper

519-657-8237 or 226-663-5756

chhueston@yahoo.com

London and surrounding area

Maureen Tucker

519-473-8333 home

519-639-0966 cell

tuckerphoto@rogers.com

London/Middlesex

Craig Weston

519-777-4384

craig@craigweston.ca

London + 50 KM radius

 

Removals from Walls/Buildings/Structures (charges apply):  Yes

Dan Hefferman

519-860-7388 cell

Company: Heff's Hives 

Email: dheff@heffshives.com

Website: www.heffshives.com

 

Dunnville to Brantford to London

David Bowen

519-410-4989

Bee Radical Apiaries

Lucan and 100 km radius

Can do some colony removals from structures

Mason Westman

c 519-280-2975

Tillsonburg area

Laura Browning

519-875-1854

elle.wiey@gmail.com

Aylmer & surrounding area

Justin Southern

519-873-0881

jonny_bf@hotmail.com

20 mile radius of 

Ridgetown and  Wichita
REMOVES COLONIES FROM WALLS & INSIDE BUILDINGS

John Schippers

jcschippers@live.com and Dave Peltier

h 519 676 2402

c 519 359 3560
h 519 674 5547

200km of London or 100 KM of Toronto

Will REMOVE COLONIES FROM INSIDE WALLS

Bruce Richardson

c 416-804-7049

hugo4fun@hotmail.com

www.meadowlilyfarm.com

 

 

Southwestern Ontario Counties:

 

Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton, Elgin, x, Huron, Perth,  Dufferin

 

Shelburne or a 50km radius

 

Removals from Walls/Buildings/Structures (charges apply):  Yes

 

Removals from insiide Trees (charges apply):  Yes

 

Derek Rice

 

C (519) 939-6082

 

Email: drice@whatweneed.ca

 

 

Central Ontario Counties:

 

York, Durham, Halton, Muskoka, Simcoe, Toronto

 

York Region 50+ km radius

 

Removals from Walls/Buildings/Structures (charges apply):  YES, $300.00 per removal

Christopher Campbell

Company: Hiveshare

C: 416-543-0401

H: 905-722-9806

email ccpi@christophercampbell.net

www.hiveshare.ca

Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Hamilton area
James Lawrence

c 905-870-5563

email: 

 

100 km from Bowmanville

Removals from

 

Walls/Buildings/Structures (charges apply):  Yes

 

Removals from inside Trees (charges apply):  Yes

 

Can remove other stinging insects (charges apply):  Yes 

 

Matt Zantingh and Wiebe Brinkman

 

Company: Royal Meadows

 

Cell#: Matt - 289-685-4727

 

Wiebe - 905 213 1334

 

Email: royalmeadowsfarm@gmail.com

 

Website:facebook.com/royalmeadowsbees

 

 

Durham Region

Lisa Drake & Dan Huxter

Company: Swarm Season Honey Bee Removal

E-mail Lisa.drake78@yahoo.com

 

Eastern Ontario Counties:

 

Haliburton, Hastings, Renfrew, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Prince Edward, Lanark, Leeds, Grenville, Ottawa, Stormont, Dundas Glengarry, Prescott & Russell

 

Kingston and Gananoque

Curtis Brunet

Company Name: 1000 Islands Honey

Email: curtis@clevernet.net

www.1000islandshoney.com

Madoc township + 50 KM radius

Name: Nancy Lavigne and John Barron

Company Name: Northern Lights Farm

c: 613 743 9093

Email:nancyannlavigne@gmail.com

Ottawa National Capital area – will travel a radius of 75 km’s

Marc Gravel

c 613-293-4031

www.apiary43.com

Kemptville area + 50 KM radius

Rob

c 613-315-0989

RobsHoneyKemptville@gmail.com

 

There are twenty-four Bee Clubs in Ontario that represent beekeepers from all the counties. Often they can refer you to beekeepers who collect swarms in your area. The contact info is on the Ontario Bee Association's website:www.ontariobee.com/sales-and-services/got-a-swarm.

 

Also check the www.ontariobeerescue.com web site for lists of beekeepers who collect swarms and do hive removals.

 

If you are a beekeeper and would like to be added to this list send an email to barb@beemagic.com with the subject Swarm List.

 

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