2016 SWARM LIST

The listed Beekeepers are members of the West Sound Beekeepers Assocition and are willing to collect swarms of HoneyBees free of charge if they are a reasonable distance from the beekeeper and the bees are not too embedded in a structure such as a wall or chimney. All swarms should be picked up as soon as possible so they do not move into undesireable places.


Some of these beekeepers are willing to remove of yellow jackets, wasps, bumble bees. Some of these beekeepers are able to remove honeybees established in structures. Removal is usually without toxic chemicals. There is usually a negotiated reasonable fee for these types of services.


Contact

Contact

Location

Also collects swarms in ...

Notes

Charles Schaefer

206-679-4300

Bainbridge Is

Poulsbo


Karen Carnot

206-201-3813 (h) 360-328-3105 (c)

Bainbridge Is


Kirstin Johnston

360-782-2405(h) 360-440-0376 (c)

Bremerton

Silverdale, Seabeck, Keyport, South Poulsbo

1

Roy Barton

360-613-0175

Bremerton

Central Kitsap


Richard Mueller

360-479-2574

Bremerton



Jean Ball

360-301-4415 (c)

Chimacum

East Jefferson, East Clallam, North Kitsap

1,2

Jim Carlson

206-849-0056 (h)

Hansville

Bainbridge Is

Tim Celeski

360-297-3838 (h) 206-932-4466 (c)

Indianola

Bainbridge Is


George Purkett

360-895-9116 (h)

Port Orchard

Bremerton, Belfair, Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula

Paul Burns

360-265-9260(h)

Port Orchard

Pierce, Kitsap and Mason Counties.

1,2

Michael Bean 

510-502-6572 (c) 360-519-3791 (h)

Port Orchard

Manchester


James Clements

360-509-4849 (h)

Port Orchard

Gig Harbor

1,2

Don Lorimor

360-876-8907

Port Orchard

South Kitsap


Scott Ellerby

360-779-5470 (h) 360-204-6377 (c)

Poulsbo

Kingston, Bainbridge Is


Stan Jorgensen

360-620-0561(c)

Poulsbo

Kingston

Tom Kuney

360-830-5197 (h) 360-536-1032 (c)

Seabeck

Bremerton, Silverdale, Belfair


Pat Kuney

360-830-4093 (h)

Seabeck

Bremerton, Silverdale, Belfair

Jerry Taylor

360-550-6952 (h)

Seabeck

Drew Brant

360-473-3131 (h)

Seabeck

Central Kitsap


Special notes:

1- Will remove hornets, wasps, yellow jackets, and bumble bees (there may be a fee).

2- Will remove above from structures and possibly repair structure (there may be a fee).


The latest update of this is located at http://westsoundbees.org/swarmlist2016.htm


To request changes to this list, please contact George Purkett (email: purkettg@westsoundbees.org) or phone (360) 895-9116.

Here is a picture of a swarm that has landed in a tree. When they are in the air, they look like a small dark cloud with a large hum. When landing they may clump up on several branches and there will be quite a few flying around in circles for a while. As it the swarm settles they will form a clump like the picture, or they will take on the shape of the object they are covering such as a mailbox or a post. Relax, call a beekeeper, watch the entertainment as they are gently coaxed into a container.

Swarm in cluster