Honey Bees in Buildings and Trees

Occasionally, bees or wasps will make their home within your walls, a tree, or other structure on your property. While getting them out may be tricky, it is worth finding out if it is possible and in almost all cases it is necessary to remove honeybees from your home. Some beekeepers do removals from structures or trees. These removals can be time-consuming and many are done for a fee for the service situation. Below we have listed several beekeepers who have experience in a variety of removals from many unusual locations. We suggest when you contact any of these individuals that you gain a clear understanding of what the individual will do and won’t do as part of the removal and the fee charges. It would be a good idea to get an understanding in writing. Our association provides the listing of beekeepers willing to do this type of work but we do not warrant their work. For more information on bees in structures visit Clemson Extension’s webpage: “Honey Bee Colony Removal From Structures”.

Please do NOT spray insecticides on honey bee swarms, or when found inside your home.

Justin T. Stitt
706-829-9372
Augusta Area
Will remove honey bees from structure or relocate swarms in Aiken, Barnwell, and Edgefield Counties. Swarms can usually be relocated the same day and can usually give an estimate on removal from structure within two days.

 Alan S Maclay
803 645-4533
I am usually able to respond fairly quickly. I do trap-outs (which may require 4-6 weeks) to safely remove honey bees from structures and save the bees in the process.

John Brecht
803 270 1309
Aiken City and County

Ron Arbaugh
803-645-1160
Aiken Area

Dan Johnson
803 646-1207
Beech Island SC
I am willing to remove honeybees from structures and collect swarms within 30 miles of my location.