Spartanburg Beekeepers Association

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Swarms & Concerns

Some of our members will remove honey bee swarms from inside your walls (cutouts) and around your home.

A swarm of bees sometimes frightens people, though the bees are usually not aggressive at this stage of their life cycle. This is principally due to the lack of brood (developing bees) to defend and their interest in finding a new nesting location for their queen. Swarming is the natural means of reproduction of honey bee colonies.



IDENTIFY YOUR BEE BEFORE YOU CALL

What Type of Bee Problem Do You Have?

Yellow jackets:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/beekeepers/factsheets/yellow_jackets.html

Bumble Bees:  http://entweb.clemson.edu/eiis/pdfs/mv2.pdf

Carpenter Bees:  http://entweb.clemson.edu/eiis/pdfs/hs8.pdf

Bald-faced hornets: http://entweb.clemson.edu/eiis/pdfs/mv15.pdf

Paper wasps:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/beekeepers/factsheets/paper_wasps.html

European hornets:  http://entweb.clemson.edu/eiis/pdfs/mv16.pdf

Cicada killer wasps:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/beekeepers/factsheets/cicada_killer_wasp.html

Mud Daubers:  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/household_pests/biting/hgic2512.html

These photos and descriptions of different types of bees will help you accurately relay your stinging insect problem to a beekeeper so that he/she may better assist you when you call.

Remember, "your bee" or its nest may not look exactly like the photo; simply try to find the bee that looks the closest.

PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR BEE BEFORE YOU CALL

 

 

Name

Phone #

Where

Swarm

Cut

Marshall Fowler

864-468-4471

Gowensville area

X

 

Phillip Marlow

864-978-8982

New Prospect area

X

 

Susan Gardner

864-905-4449

Spartanburg/Greenville County

X

 

Dennis Fleming

864-706-8909

Spartanburg/Northeast Cherokee County

X

        X

Garland Allen


864-461-4768

Chesnee Area

X


Natalie Parker


864-294-1373

Greenville, North Greenville

X

 
 Gary Ward
864-879-3357
 Greer/Holly Springs
 X  
Tim Dover
864-270-2627 All Upstate Counties
 X  
 Mark Sweatman
864-431-1905
Northern Greenville County, Greer, Landrum, Inman, Lyman
 X X

 

 

 
23 Oct 11
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