Swarms

Swarming is a natural part of the honeybee reproductive cycle. If you’re lucky enough to see a swarm-in-progress, or to find one in a bush or tree, please call your local swarm hotline to connect with a beekeeper willing to collect it.

Feral colony attached to a house near South Boulder Road

Feral colony attached to a house near South Boulder Road

Boulder County Swarm Hotline: 303-582-4618

Denver Metro Swarm Hotline: 303-791-1777

Northern Colorado Swarm Hotline: 970-213-3099 (Berthoud, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland)

For bee removal from a building or structure:

  • Tim Brod 303-514-9257
  • Miles McGaughey 720-771-4304
  • Marcia Skaro 303-437-8932
  • Bob Thayer 303-717-1010
  • JoAnn Vigil 303-775-5639

Note: Swarms that have colonized buildings or structures are trickier to remove and require the services of an experienced beekeeper and may have costs involved.

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