Swarm Capture / Honey Bee Colony Removal

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A 2012 honey bee swarm. Photo courtesy of Tonia Moxley.

See one of these on your property? Have a honey bee colony in your wall, or in an outbuilding? NRVBA members may be able to help.

While our association makes no endorsement of any the following, nor accepts any liability for damages or injury resulting from their efforts, the individuals listed below may be able to assist in honey bee swarm capture and/or honey bee removal.

Caveats:

  • If you have a honey bee colony nesting inside an occupied building and need demolition or construction services, you may want to consult with a licensed contractor before proceeding.
  • Our members do not offer extermination services, nor do they remove insects other than honey bees. Before you call, please determine if you have wasps or hornets.
  • In some instances, members will charge for travel expenses or removal services, so please discuss this with your chosen provider beforehand.

Below is a list of members willing to undertake swarm capture and/or colony removal, with name , contact information, and the areas they are willing to cover:

Swarm Capture

Jerry Borger   540.382.1798 540.557.7789  twoltcols@verizon.netborgeraparies.com   : Counties of Roanoke, Floyd, Montgomery & Giles

Glenn Buss 540.552.0483 gbuss28440@aol.com : Blacksburg and surrounding areas

Mark Chorba   540.204.6882    marco@vt.edu  Counties of Roanoke, Floyd, Montgomery & Giles

Clem Von Claparede     540.674.8803   lhcorp@swva.net  : Floyd County

Graham Dawson  540.674.8722 : Pulaski and Giles counties

Fred Jones    540.745.2982  stranded6@yahoo.com :  Floyd and Montgomery counties

Carl Lefko  540.449.1297  clefko@radford.edu : Across the New River Valley

Luke McCoy  540.577.7132 lukehhi@gmail.com   :  Radford & counties of Pulaski, Montgomery & Floyd

Everett Mcpeake  540-250-0935 :  Floyd County

Richard Reid 540.320.0763  rkereid@comcast.nethappyhollowhoney.com : Montgomery County & some surrounding areas

Chris Willis   540-315-4844 chrisw@vt.edu : Counties of Pulaski, Montgomery, Giles, Bland, Wythe, Carroll and Indian Valley/Willis area of Floyd County.

Mike Wright   540.382.5430  jwright@moog.com :  Riner

Colony removal

Jerry Borger   540.382.1798; 540.557.7789   twoltcols@verizon.netborgeraparies.com: Counties of Roanoke, Floyd, Montgomery & Giles

Mark Chorba  540.204.6882  marco@vt.edu : Counties of Roanoke, Floyd, Montgomery & Giles

Clem Von Claparede   540.674.8803  lhcorp@swva.net  : Floyd County

Fred Jones 540.745.2982 stranded6@yahoo.com : Floyd  and Montgomery counties

Carl Lefko 540.449.1297 clefko@radford.edu : Across the New River Valley

Richard Reid 540.320.0763 rkereid@comcast.nethappyhollowhoney.com: Montgomery County & some surrounding areas

Chris Willis 540-315-4844 chrisw@vt.edu : Counties of Pulaski, Montgomery, Giles, Bland, Wythe, Carroll and Indian Valley/Willis area of Floyd County.

 

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