Swarms

Found a Swarm?

Swarming is a honeybee colony’s natural way of reproducing.  Although you want to keep a respectable distance from it, a swarm is not dangerous or aggressive.  The colony is just hanging out while scout bees search for a new home.  They will eventually move along when better real estate has been found.  Many beekeepers are happy to offer swarms a good home.  If you have found a swarm, please contact one of the beekeepers below using their contact information.  Please keep in mind that not all bees are honeybees.  Before contacting a beekeeper, please look carefully at the pictures below to make sure your visitors are honeybees.  Thank you for helping to save these important pollinators and honey makers!

Honeybee

Swarm Savers

Charles City

Tina Abate 804-932-9443

Chesterfield

Zander Agnew 804-356-5557

Richard Bridgforth 804-301-3027

Hugh Hemsley  804-310-0972

Jesse Jay  804-380-2678

Kristi Orcutt 804-822-0400

Justin Smith 407-852-8528

David Stover:  Chester  804-347-1958

Keith Tignor 804-221-0979

Art Thurston  (Colonial Heights) 804-748-3385

Larry Yancey 804-399-3394

Goochland

Mark Donovan  804-339-7820

Peter Donovan 804-239-7015

Nancy Essid 804-929-1627

Ed Gutshall 804-457-9144

Bob Stapleton 804-672-8408

Keith Tignor 804-221-0979

Hanover

Zander Agnew 804-356-5557

Mark Donovan  804-339-7820

Peter Donovan 804-239-7015

Bruce Hamon 857-636-0500

Jesse Jay  804-380-2678

Derek Lariner  276-759-3731

Bob Stapleton 804-672-8408

David Stover: 804-347-1958

Oleg Yermolayev  804-755-1637

Henrico

Zander Agnew 804-356-5557

Jack Baxter 804-788-1220 (Western)

Richard Bridgforth 804-301-3027

Richard Diggs 804-852-4491

Mark Donovan  804-339-7820

Peter Donovan 804-239-7015

Nancy Essid 804-929-1627

Bruce Hamon 857-636-0500

Jesse Jay  804-380-2678

Derek Lariner  276-759-3731

Betsy Lyon (Tuckahoe area) 804-833-8945

Ed Mekalian (Glen Allen/Short Pump) 804-301-1522

Kristi Orcutt 804-822-0400

Bob Stapleton 804-672-8408

Andrew Stiles 804-389-0812 (far West End)

David Stover: 804-347-1958

Keith Tignor 804-221-0979

Larry Yancey 804-399-3394

Oleg Yermolayev  804-755-1637

Hopewell

Justin Smith 407-852-8528

David Stover: 804-347-1958

Louisa

Mark Donovan  804-339-7820

Peter Donovan 804-239-7015

Amanda Welch 540-270-5229

Midlothian

Galen Rice  804-833-1006

New Kent

Tina Abate 804-932-9443

Petersburg

Jesse Jay  804-380-2678

Justin Smith 407-852-8528

Powhatan

Mark Donovan  804-339-7820

Peter Donovan 804-239-7015

Jesse Jay  804-380-2678

Kristi Orcutt 804-822-0400

Richmond Area

Zander Agnew 804-356-5557

Richard Bridgforth 804-301-3027

Mauro Correa 804-288-0261

Rocky DeMascio: 804-971-1185

Richard Diggs 804-852-4491

Mark Donovan  804-339-7820

Peter Donovan 804-239-7015

Bruce Hamon 857-636-0500

Jesse Jay  804-380-2678

Derek Lariner  276-759-3731

Michelle McKinney  757-289-8340

George Maughan  804-347-9113

Kristi Orcutt 804-822-0400

Marshall Orr  804-282-1803

David Stover: 804-347-1958

Keith Tignor 804-221-0979

Larry Yancey 804-399-3394

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