Swarm Removal Service

Phone 831-728-5132
Mobil Phone 831-707-4520
551 Lewis Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
(Royal Oaks)

Email: kkimes@kimesapiary.com

Bee Removal Service
Kimes Apiary provides a bee friendly, bee removal and bee swarm removal service at no charge in the Watsonville area during the early Spring. The rates vary during other times of the year, call ahead to confirm the price.

Removal of free hanging swarms (bees not yet established in a hive) is generally free in early Spring. If for some reason I am not available check the web site MontereyBayBeekeepers.org for other Monterey Bay Area Beekeepers.

Free Hanging Unconfined Swarms

Swarm #5

A swarm may land anywhere if it has not yet found a cavity to move into.

Free Hanging Swarm on a tree branch

Free Hanging Swarm on a tree branch

Typical rates: For unconfined, easy access,free hanging swarms (like a ball of bees hanging on a branch)

March through June 1st: Swarms within 15 mile radius such as Watsonville and the Royal Oak Community in Monterey County are free. Otherwise it is $1 per mile travel to and from your location. Check Google maps for distance from your location to 551 Lewis Rd, Royal Oaks, CA for a distance estimate and multiply by two.

June 1st through June 30th: $30 for swarm capture and removal plus $1 per mile travel to and from your locationAfter June 30th: $40 for swarm capture and removal plus $1 per mile travel to and from your location. Minimum charge of $60.

 

Established Colony

Sorry: I no longer do removal of established hives except under special circumstances. I recommend that you look at MontereyBayBeekeepers.org for other Monterey Bay Area Beekeepers that provide this service.