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Swarm removal list:   If you have found a honey bee swarm, you can use this list to locate a beekeeper near you who may be able to come and collect it.*

NOTE:   County and City provided on the list below indicate the primary location of the individual listed.   Some of these individuals are willing to travel to nearby counties to retrieve swarms, so if you can not find someone in your county, you may find help in neighboring counties.  The link below may help you identify which counties are closest to you. 

Map of Michigan Counties

County City First name Last name Phone
Allegan Allegan Kerri Sweeris 12693550104
Allegan Holland Sara Fiorenzo 5046660574
Alpena Alpena Gerald Rutherford (989) 727-3265
Alpena Alpena BARBARA RUTHERFORD 989-727-3265
Arenac Sterling Matt Klump (989) 942-4934
Barry Hastings Douglas Logan (269) 908-6252
Benzie Benzonia Gaia Pampu 231-882-9510
Benzie Lake Ann Amy Carmien 2313570998
Berrien Benton Harbor Paul Erickson 401-536-5905
Berrien Buchanan John Longmore 2195750990
Berrien Buchanan Lynn Ferris 2693623210
Berrien Galien Laurie Wilson (312) 607-6680
Berrien Grand Beach Marina Hurn 8187498025
Calhoun MARSHALL Robert McNally (616) 824-6569
Cass Constantine Abraham Furrer 2692440714
Chippewa Goetzville Sally Austin 9066300025
Clare LAKE Leon D Tessman Sr 1-231-468-9265
Clinton DeWitt Betsy Iszler 5179938353
Eaton Eaton Rapids Joel Nephew 5177508050
Fulton Rochester Richard DeLawter 5742234620
Genesee Fenton Donna Boshell 810-240-4856
genessee flushing Brandon Lawson 8104067327
Gladwin Gladwin Stephanie Ady-Adams 9893873492
Grand Traverse TRAVERSE CITY Norvel Derickson 2318832200
Gratiot BRECKENRIDGE Joseph Bushre 8057580564
Gratiot Perrinton Wilbur Sewell 989-737-6763
Hillsdale Hillsdale Joseph Hamel (906) 235-0716
Huron Harbor Beach Sara Kennedy 9523341014
Huron Port Hope Randall Rau 989-572-3261
Ingham Lansing Steve Dean 517-775-1540
Ingham LANSING Patrick Quinn 5178963495
Isabella Mt. Pleasant Karl Geiger 9895066663
Jackson Munith Pam Mackinder (517) 206-9293
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Sheldon Schwitek 2693302305
Kalamazoo, St. Joseph Schoolcraft Charlotte Hubbard 269-910-0962
Kent Belmont NILS REICHERT 6168746854
Kent Byron Center Amanda Wolf 6162629552
Kent Byron Center Amanda Wolf 2695096813
Kent Caledonia Joshua Cochran 6165148195
Kent Caledonia David Staskiewicz 6165282087
Kent Grand Rapids Matthew Kobe 517-861-6782
Kent Grand Rapids Megan Kobe 989-708-0832
Kent Grand Rapids Stan Sherman (616) 826-9772
Kent Grand Rapids David Zimmermann 6162626975
Lapeer Columbiaville Cherish Passeno 586-879-1473
Lapeer Dryden Jordan Nagel 2482240712
Lenawee Adrian John Kastanis 5176625102
Lenawee Brooklyn Elizabeth Burgus 3134928974
Lenawee manitou Beach Jeannette Davis 7343415344
Livingston Brighton David Kazyak 734-355-2815
Livingston Howell Robert Lane 12489747411
Macomb Armada Phillip Kent (586) 531-3490
Macomb Bruce Twp Fay Sewell 5863376586
Macomb Saint Clair Shores Duane Walkowski 5867384707
Macomb Shelby Township Kathleen Prough 3174123315
Mason Ludington Ann Mauer 231-233-9167
Mason Ludington Bill Mauer (231) 233-9167
Mecosta Rodney Ray Browers 2312500574
Midland Midland Julie Maurer 9896316735
Monroe Carleton Christopher Jarvis (734) 430-0863
Montcalm Howard City Ted Nelson 16167992855
Montcalm Vestaburg Henry Hawver 989-807-0083
Muskegon Montague Clarence Rudat 231-740-5625
Oakland Keith Lazar (248) 361-1710
Oakland Auburn Hills Jason Reed 5732020890
Oakland Farmington Hills Keith Lazar (248) 361-1710
Oakland Holly James Jones 248 807 0529
Oakland Huntington Woods Rick Dimanin (248) 895-3115
Oakland Pontiac Michelle Thomas 2483187716
Oakland Rochester Hills Dawn Gialanella 2488840945
Oakland Rochester Hills Dusty Simpson 15862120834
Oakland Royal Oak Katherine Oak
Oakland Royal Oak Laurie Peyok 2483101368
Oakland Southfield Michael Lemons 248 455 9153
Ogemaw Rose City Roger Lee 2393020670
Ottawa Allendale Matthew Pohl 616 638 2266
Ottawa Holland Rick Arnold 6164609338
Ottawa Holland Don Lam 6163352707
Ottawa Holland Brian Waterway (616) 403-9542
Saginaw SAGINAW Edward Chlystek 19897980254
Shiawassee Elsie David Williams 989.307.8044
Shiawassee Laingsburg Chelsee Schram 3136131913
Shiawassee Owosso Brandy Munsell 9897212317
Shiawassee Owosso Jeff McIntyre 9892773510
St clair Harsens Island Mary Shank 4157605726
St. Clair Casco Shannon Herbert (586) 453-1998
St. Clair Columbus Karen Distelrath 8103296722
St.Clair St.Clair Marvin Schmitz 5865881342
St.Joseph White Pigeon Eric Anderson 5743203900
St.Joseph White Pigeon Angi Tuveson 5748558390
Van Buren Paw Paw Jae Hauck 2695328915
Van Buren Watervliet Ralf Kleinschmidt (303) 834-5933
Washtenaw Ann Arbor Sandra Lada 2487055098
Washtenaw Ann Arbor Kat . Loftis 7863251828
Washtenaw Dexter Rebecca Green 314-304-2038
Washtenaw Milan Thomas Draves 7342392571
Washtenaw Saline Rebecca Wittekindt 7347174175
Wayne GROSSE ILE Stephanie KEARNEY 7347552420
Wayne Grosse Pointe City Susan L Dugan 5866123408
Wayne Livonia Randy List (734) 751-1003
Wayne Romulus James Lee 7343778720
Wayne Westland Mark Burbo 7342526061

MBA members can add or remove themselves from the list by selecting or unselecting Swarm List under Member Participation in their member profile.  You can update/correct your information in the list by updating you MBA member profile.  To be included, you must have a contact phone number in your profile and your county is required for sorting.   NOTE:  We are currently working on an issue of some member data being shifted such that County is listed as Michigan, and State as USA.   Please take a minute to be sure that you are not affected, and update county and state if you are.   Although not required, including your city will help those needing to look across county lines find who is closest to them.   It may take a few weeks for your changes to appear on the website.  If you need help making changes to your profile or your information does not appear on the list within 3-4 weeks of making your changes, please contact or

* Disclaimer:   The individuals identified on this list are Michigan Beekeepers Association (MBA) members who have indicated that they are able to remove honey bee swarms. The MBA, its Board of Directors and its membership has not investigated, or evaluated the credentials, and/or personal aspect or profile of these listed individuals and is publishing this list of their names and contact information as a public service only. By including individuals on this list, MBA, its Board of Directors and its membership is not endorsing the individual or individuals identified on this list. Your selection of an individual or individuals on this list is entirely your own responsibility and the MBA does not in any way guarantee or warranty their ability to remove honey bee swarms. Although it is not customary to pay for removal of honey bee swarms, should you select an individual or individuals on this list, it is your responsibility to define the terms and conditions for removal of the honey bee swarm with the selected individual or individuals.

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