Swarm Removal List

If you live on the Peninsula, in San Francisco, or in Northern Santa Clara County, call one of the beekeepers on the swarm list below, and they will come out and retrieve the swarm. We do not charge to remove swarms.

Unsure whom to call? Phone/text our swarm coordinator (650-250-4787) or email. Please include your phone number in the message, and a picture of the insects if possible.

Please note: our beekeepers are not pest control professionals. They are experienced with honey bees and can rescue them unless the bees are too high, in a wall, etc. We remove honeybees only. We are not able to work with wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, carpenter bees or bumblebees. See below for a comparison of honeybees, wasps, and yellow jackets. Also, if the "bees" nest is in the ground, those are not honeybees — they are probably wasps. San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement will remove wasps, contact them at (650) 344-8592).


Bay Side: Brisbane to Palo Alto

City  Travel
Name  Phone  Email  Weekdays  Evenings  Weekends  
Belmont10Brigitte Roay650-591-2227  broay@rcsdk8.netX
Belmont20Konrad Thaler650-996-2466  Obernkonrad@gmail.comXXX
Los Altos25Kendal Sager650-575-6508  kendal.sager@gmail.comXXX
Menlo Park30Elizabeth Newell650-269-9208  ebang3@yahoo.comXXX
Menlo Park30Pippin Griscom650-796-1000  XXX
Menlo Park6John Burkholder650-417-1231  XX
Menlo Park10Knute Ream650 722-3368  knute@hungerhost.comXXX
Palo Alto30Art Hall  408-712-0663  XXX
Palo Alto10Filip Crnogorac650-206-8027  XX
Redwood City30Bill Cervenka650-365-5548  XXX
Redwood City10Isabel Bauer650-544-5881  XX
Redwood City15Gus Milionis6503664145  kgmilionis@hotmail.comXX
Redwood City20Thomas Kemp650-704-5159  XXX
San Bruno10Trish Entsminger650-392-5374  XXX
San Carlos20Bryan Hains  650-250-4787  bryan.hains@gmail.comXXX
San Carlos10Peter McKone650-368-8006  XX
San Francisco20Philip Gerrie  650-766-3513  philip@noevalleybees.comXXX
San Mateo20Oliver Frank650-333-3390  odfrank@earthlink.netXXX
San Mateo25Desmond Amick650-504-4764  XX
San Mateo20Tim Haas415-509-5157  XXX
San Mateo10Victor Kancev650-574-1220  X
San Mateo5Mark Dierolf650-906-9051  mark@dierolf.usXXX
South San Francisco 10Diane Zingale650-670-2064  Diane@abcstuff.comXX


Hills: Woodside, Portola Valley

City  Travel
Name  Phone  Email  Weekdays  Evenings  Weekends  
Burlingame10Larry Young(650)743-3123  Larryyoung@Hotmail.comXXX
Portola Valley15Stephen Hansen650-530-0734  smbees@hansenhome.usXXX


Coast Side: Daly City to Pescadero

City  Travel
Name  Phone  Email  Weekdays  Evenings  Weekends  
Daly City10Russ Morris650-576-0574  XX
Half Moon Bay12Gary Butler650-619-4336  GARY@CURLEYREDS.COMXXX
Half Moon Bay20Raymond Wolfgramm650-255-9106  XXX
Montara15Kurk Catalano-Dockins650-740-1715  coastalhoneybeerescue@gmail.comXXX
Pacifica20Stefan Schulz650-291-0732  stoffel64@gmail.comXXX
Pacifica10Donald Brda650-743-4047  XXX
San Bruno15Ray Levinson650-303-9358  XXX


Swarm Reporting for Neighboring Counties

To report a swarm outside of San Mateo County, please contact:

The Beekeepers' Guild of San Mateo County provides this swarm and honeybee removal contact list as a service to the public. We are neither an oversight or certification organization for beekeepers. If you engage the services of anyone on the list, please be aware that you are engaging the services of that beekeeper as an individual —not hiring them as an agent of the Guild. Problems are rare, but if one occurs, it is a matter between you and the individual that you engaged to handle your bee situation. We welcome feedback but can't mediate your situation.

Note: if you are on the swarm list and need to update your contact info, please email swarmlistmanager@sanmateobeeguild.org