If you see a swarm and want a responsible beekeeper to come and catch it… there is a list for that!
The Edmonton and Area swarm catchers for 2017 are listed by name, email, phone number and then what area they cover.
Call one of the people for the right area and be prepared to answer a few questions about: if you own the property/house, how high the swarm is, how big and when it arrived.
- Malcolm Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-239-9649, Edmonton
- Alan Durston, email@example.com,780-920-1425, S and W Edmonton.
- firstname.lastname@example.org, Camrose, Wataskiwin, Ponoka
- email@example.com, 780-678-4450, Camrose, Wetaskiwin
- Darrell Sopel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-901-3087. N Edmonton, Gibbons, Ft. Sask. Bon Accord
- email@example.com, 780-905-5344, S and W Edmonton.
- Al Koberstein, firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-462-8987, S and SE Edmonton.
- Rob Wynn, email@example.com, 780-970-7620, Edmonton
- Herman Dixon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-974-2609, S Edmonton, Calmar, Leduc, Beaumont
- Jonathan Hinman, email@example.com, 780-807-7283, S Edmonton, Leduc, Sherwood Park
If all goes well then the swarm can be nicely taken away in less than an hour.
A copy of this is being sent to Clint at Bee Maid Coop as well.
If you want to catch your own swarms, make sure to get a few pro tips from an article Malcom wrote last year.
And remember, beekeepers won’t help you relocate a dozen bumblebees. 😉