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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.


Below 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 not harmful.  Swarming is a planned event for the bees and they know what they are doing.  For more info on why bees swarm see Swarms Explained.

If you have questions you can contact Barb Lindberg at 519-854-7494 or email at


Beekeepers Who Collect Swarms in Ontario:


Southwestern Ontario


Counties:  Middlesex, Elgin & Oxford


Collection Area

Name, Company Email & Phone



Barb Lindberg

c 519-854-7494

 200 km of London or 100 km of Toronto

Bruce Richardson

c 416-804-7049

North & West London & Middlesex Centre

Bob Crowhurst

h 519-666-1670

Eden, Ontario

B & L Vandevyvere
East of Eden Apiary

h 519-866-3690

St. Marys, Ontario

Ray Hagerman


Oxford for Norwich, Elgin for Sparta

Chris & Don Crocker

Chris- 519-863-3864 

Burgessville, Ontario

Chris McGyver

Company:  Honey Tree Apiaries


Burgessville, Ontario

John Van Blyderveen

Company: Oxford Honey and Supplies

c 519-550-1096

London/St. Thomas

Rick Huismann

Company:  Huismann Apiaries


Within 35km of London

Company:  Apiculture Services



Springhill area

Brad Thorpe


Kintore, Lakeside, Embro

Susan Fussell


London & area

Jack Coughlan and Glenn Davies

519-473-9864 ext 103

c 519-318-3223


Blenheim and surrounding area

Denise & Mike Dodman

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

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

London and surrounding area

Maureen Tucker

h 519-473-8333

c 519-639-0966


Craig Weston


Dunnville to Brantford to London

David Bowen


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


Aylmer & surrounding area

Justin Southern


20 mile radius of 

Ridgetown and  Wichita

John Schippers and Dave Peltier

h 519 676 2402

c 519 359 3560
h 519 674 5547


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





Central Ontario Counties:


York, Durham, Halton, Hamilton, 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


Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Hamilton area
James Lawrence

c 905-870-5563



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





Durham Region

Lisa Drake & Dan Huxter

Company: Swarm Season Honey Bee Removal



Hamilton East Mountain
anywhere from Hamilton, Ancaster, Stoney Creek
and Winona

Jackie Zip
cell:  905-870-4353



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


Madoc Township + 50 KM radius

Name: Nancy Lavigne and John Barron

Company Name: Northern Lights Farm

c: 613 743 9093

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

Marc Gravel

c 613-293-4031

Kemptville area + 50 KM radius


c 613-315-0989


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


Also, check the website 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 with the subject Swarm List.  It's free and beekeepers report they get lots of calls.


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