Folks often call the WCBA when a swarm of honeybees enters their lives. We have several members who are experts in swarm removal. Each coordinates a specific zone in the Wake County Area, and would be happy to assist you in relocating your uninvited guests:
|Zone||Name||Phone 1||Phone 2|
|Zone 1||Larry Hall||(919) 612-4499|
|Zone 2||Michael Whitley||(540) 392-3898|
|Zone 3||Ben Crawley||(919) 368-5217|
|Zone 4||Jim Finsel||(919) 772-6032||(919) 280-7007|
|Zone 5||Ricky Barbour||(919) 269-0108|
A map with the zones is available here: Wake County Zone Map
Bees in structures, all zones
|Larry Hall||(919) 612-4499|
How you can help
When bees swarm, time is of the essence. A swarm in the open is relatively easy to catch, but will only stay in the open several hours before finding a refuge. Once they find a defensible nesting site (inside a tree, wall or attic) capture can be much more difficult.
The following information is helpful to have on hand before you call:
- Are you sure they’re honeybees?
- How long have the bees been in their present location?
- Are they on your property?
- How high off the ground are they?
- Are they in a tree or bush? Can the tree limb be pruned if necessary?
Please note that if a swarm of bees has taken up residence inside an attic or wall, there may be significant costs involved in repairing damage from removal & cleanup. If the swarm is inside a structure, be sure to call one of the contacts who specialize in Swarm removal from buildings.