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 Number

Area

 

Justin Hall

864-909-2191

Spartanburg County

Swarm

Phillip Marlow

864-978-8982

Northern Spartanburg County

Swarm

Mark Sweatman

864-431-1905

Northern Greenville Co, Inman, Lyman, Greer, Duncan, Landrum

Swarm, cut outs, traps

Buddy Williams

864-680-3469

Landrum, Campobello, Gowansville

Swarm

Brad Cavin

864-596-2993 Ext 113

Anywhere in upstate

Swarm

David Weir

864-705-1526

Spartanburg County

Swarm

Gary Burch

864-316-9099

Campobello, Lyman, Inman, Holly Springs, Landrum

Swarm &cut out

Denny Landrum

864-699-9066

Boiling Springs, Spartanburg City, Inman, Chesnee, Landrum, Cowpens, Wellford, Greer, Lyman, Woodruff, Cowpens

Swarm

Alex Abbott

864-316-1334

East Spartanburg/Western Cherokee

Swarm

Bobby Dunn

864-706-8361

Spartanburg County

Swarm

John Hill

864-561-0843

Taylors, Greer Area

Swarm

Yates Johnson

864-680-7422

Spartanburg Dowtown/East side

Swarm

Susan Gardner

864-905-4449

Anywhere in upstate

Swarms/cut out

Tim Dover

864-270-2627

Anywhere in upstate

Swarms/cut out

Justin Hornby

243-464-4779

South Spartanburg, Pauline, Woodruff, Moore, Roebuck

Swarm

 

 

 

 

* Please note cut out is removal from a structure

 

State Bee Inspector

Brad Cavin

 

 

 
23 Oct 11
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