If you see a swarm of honey bees and want a responsible beekeeper to come and catch it… we have a list!
The Edmonton and Area Swarm Catchers List
For the area you are in, please call one of the wonderful volunteer beekeepers and be prepared to answer a few questions (as best you can):
When it arrived?
Do you own the property/house?
Listed by name, email, phone number and then what area they cover.
|Malcolm Connellemail@example.com||780-239-9649||Edmonton; St Albert|
|Marek Szkudlarekfirstname.lastname@example.org||780-907-7240||SW Edmonton;|
|Jason Milleremail@example.com||780-686-8626||SE Edmonton|
|Michael Wowkfirstname.lastname@example.org||780-952-0878||N. Edmonton (97 Street and East)|
|Tim Kihnemail@example.com||780-717-5058||Sherwood Park;|
|Alan Durstonfirstname.lastname@example.org||780-920-1425||S and W Edmonton.|
|Darrell Sopel||D_sopel@yahoo.ca||780-901-3087||N. Edmonton; Gibbons;|
Ft. Sask.; Bon Accord
|Al Kobersteinemail@example.com||780-462-8987||S and SE Edmonton|
S. Edmonton; Calmar; Leduc; Beaumont
|Clayton Stukafirstname.lastname@example.org||780-993-0262||Edmonton and surrounding areas|
|587-988-2305||Edmonton; Devon; Leduc; Nisku; Beaumont|
|Caroline Pratheremail@example.com||780-993-5621||Sherwood Park;|
|Len Millerfirstname.lastname@example.org||780-691-4010||Alberta Beach;|
If all goes well then the swarm can sometimes be taken away in less than an hour (no promises).
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 experienced beekeeper like this article from Malcom.
Remember, beekeepers won’t help you relocate a dozen bumblebees. If you see 25 large fuzzy bees going in and out of a hole then you most likely have bumble bees. A real honey bee swarm in a tree… looks like this (red arrows)————–>