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Have you ever seen a mass of bees clumped together and wondered what they’re doing? You probably saw a swarm of bees which is completely normal behavior for bees and is usually triggered when their old home was too small. Most swarms occur in the late spring or early summer. When bees swarm they’re simply looking for a new home and while scout bees look for new locations the rest of the colony will stay put.

If a swarm of bees is on your property:

  • Do not provoke them! Keep children, animals, and others away from the swarm.
  • If you would like the swarm removed consider contacting a beekeeper that removes them. Not all beekeepers remove swarms and some may charge a fee  – ask the beekeeper you contact for swarm removal for details. 
  • Within about 24 hours the swarm should relocate to a more permeant location like a hollow tree on their own.
  • If removing bees from a structure such as an eave we strongly encourage homeowners to discuss with the beekeepers the terms of the arrangement!

Below is a list of Beekeepers in Rowan County that remove swarms. Be sure to ask the beekeeper you contact if they charge for their services.

Larry Pruett                    704-636-9074                 North – Salisbury, NC

Denny Booe                   704-223-3139                West – Mt. Ulla, NC

Paul Eudy                      704-636-8262                 West – Salisbury, NC

Scott Karriker                  704-630-1157                 Central – Salisbury, NC

John Napier                    704-279-4576                 Central – Salisbury, NC

Marcel Renn                   704-637-8931                 Central – Salisbury, NC

Randy Elium                   704-213-2661                 East – Salisbury, NC

Riley Gobble                   704-633-4513                 East – Salisbury, NC

Mary Francis Hough         704-857-2112                 South – China Grove, NC

Rex Phelps                     704-202-0408                 South – Faith, NC

Andy Brown                    704-279-2791                 Southeast – Rockwell, NC

Craige/Terri Myers           704-279-3418                 Southeast – Rockwell, NC

David Talley                   704-209-3600                 Southeast – Gold Hill, NC

Micheal Pryor               704-798-3291                  East – Salisbury, NC

Nathan Hough               704-798-2061                 Southeast – Rockwell, NC

Mike Elliot                    704-450-4536                  South – Kannapolis, NC

Tim Hopper                   704-639-4424. Salisbury, NC

Structural Removal:

Micheal Pryor               704-798-3291

Gary DuBois                 508-989-7553