Swarm Help

HONEY BEES ONLY - No hornets or yellow jackets!

Swarming is the process by which a new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen. This swarm can contain thousands to tens of thousands of bees.

If you have a swarm of bees in your yard and wish to have someone help you get it, call one of us.  

Catching swarms requires quick action. 

If you fail to get an answer to your call it’s best not to leave a message but rather go on to another person on the list.

If you have trouble reaching anybody in the list below, please call Brad York at (719) 896-0000.

Tillamook and Central County

Thomas Jacob                503-812-3879

Claire Moody                  503-318-9149

Mark Roberts                 503-801-2787

Rick Stelzig                      503-812-1040

Kurt Wagner                   503-842-6711 

South Tillamook County 

& North Lincoln County

Stan Scotton                  503-232-4945

Rose Dè Danann           971-297-6431


Jim Fanjoy                      503-367-5522

Terry Fullan                    503-440-7526

Bay City

Patrick Sullivan             503-812-6682


Emily Vollmer                503-908-3829

For Hornet, Yellow Jacket, and Wasp Removal, call:

Dave Burch



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