Honey bees swarms feed on honey before they leave their hive to go out to form a new colony.  Honey bees are extremely smart and send out scout bees to find a new safe place for their new colony!  Many times theses clusters of honey bees can appear as a cloud in the air but when rested they are clustered to protect their queen bee.

A resting swarm is normally only located within 100 yards of their original colony.  Some ways to keep your honey bees from swarming is to do the following:

  • Replace your queen when she is less productive
  • Providing enough space (deeps/supers), all depending on your colony size

Even though swarming honey bees or honey bees at that have little interest in harming people you should stay away and call a beekeeper immediately!

Honey bee swarms can be damaged very easily, by heavy rains and high winds, so please contact a beekeeper and SAVE THE BEES!

2021 Beekeeper Information for Swarms

Name Location Phone Number
Keith Martin Aynor / Conway 843-907-5867
Rick Pierce Loris / Green Sea 843-241-3528
Patrick Elvis Conway / Myrtle Beach 843-455-3027
Eric Sanford Aynor / Conway / Myrtle Beach 843-424-9624
Jacky Walton Georgetown 843-240-0824
Erik Bodkins Longs / Little River / North Myrtle Beach 304-541-5105
Tom Cooke Conway / Myrtle Beach 843-855-4461
Beronica Pridgen Allsbrook / Loris 843-465-0036
Rufus Smith Galivants Ferry 843-504-4370
Stewart Heniford Longs / Loris 843-655-7414
David Yannello Gresham / Pamplico 803-960-1078
Ron Conners Green Sea / Loris 843-756-2308
Andy Brown Myrtle Beach / Marion 843-957-0124

4 thoughts on “Swarm Removal

  1. Random question . We receive quite a few swarm calls . We don’t charge . Are all the people on this list free for removal ? I don’t mean cutouts or trap outs . Just the ball ( basketball , softball etc )size swarm 5 or 8 feet in the air !

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