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SWARM REMOVAL INFO

If you notice a swarm of bees in your yard, the first thing
to do is make sure you, your family, and your pets are safe.
Honey bee swarms are generally not aggressive.  They generally
will not try to sting you unless you are attacking them.  These are
groups of bees looking for a new home.  The swarm ball you
see is a temporary spot they’ve picked while they send out
scouts to look for a new home for them all.  However, do
not approach the swarm, and keep others away until a beekeeper
can arrive to pick them up.

If you have a swarm of bees needing removal, contact
one of the following swarm-volunteer beekeepers from our club,
listed by city.  Feel free to call anyone on the list, in case
the closest person isn’t available.


Auburn       John Bacon           989-662-6694
             Chuck Finlan         989-948-1781

Bay City     Vernon Arndt         989-684-0555
             Dennis Klein         989-751-9367

Birch Run,   Aaron Edenburn	  989-996-5057
Burt, Clio,  Chris Persall        810-990-7016
Chesaning,         
Montrose

Davidson     Jim+Wilma Dodder     810-653-8547

Frankenmuth  Steve+Roxi Davidek   989-652-3843

Freeland     Norm Adams           989-496-7429

Gladwin      Charles Clore        989-426-7865
             John Dwyer           989-578-0466

Southern 
Saginaw      Wilbur+Diane Sewell  989-737-6763
County                            989-737-3841
or Gratiot
County

Hemlock      Joe+Phyllis Shlien   989-642-6656
             Rick McKeage         989-642-5107 

Mayville     Bob+Carol Gibelyou   989-843-0610
             Henry+Carolyn Wymore 989-843-6092

Midland      Julie Maurer         989-631-6735

Saginaw      Tom Rohde            989-799-1662
             Mike Smith           989-777-8814
             Alan Snook           989-980-0471
             Lowell Swartzenruber 989-792-8549

Sanford      Julie Maurer         989-631-6735

St. Charles  Terry+Mary Klein     989-865-9377

Standish     Patrick Darby        989-687-2896

Vassar       Richard Brigham      989-673-3719


Information that you will need to include in the call will be:

- the address where the swarm is located
- your telephone number (in case they can’t find the address) - information on how high off the ground the bees are sitting (so they will know to bring a ladder or special equipment) - how long the bees have been there

The beekeeper will bring special equipment to capture the bees, and will provide them a new place to live, safely away from you and your family.

Be aware that honey bees are the only type of insect that we remove. We do not remove yellow jackets, wasps, or bumblebee nests.

THESE ARE HONEY BEE SWARMS

THESE ARE N-O-T HONEY BEE SWARMS OR NESTS