Swarm catchers 2021

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):

How high?

How big?

When it arrived?

Do you own the property/house?

Listed by name, email, phone number and then what area they cover.

Malcolm Connellconnellmjm@hotmail.com 780-239-9649Edmonton; St Albert
Marek Szkudlarekmarek.sz@gmail.com780-907-7240SW Edmonton;
NW Edmonton
Jason Miller jasonkmiller79@gmail.com 780-686-8626SE Edmonton
Michael Wowk mwowk84@gmail.com780-952-0878N. Edmonton (97 Street and East)
Tim Kihndrydenboy@gmail.com 780-717-5058Sherwood Park;
Strathcona
County
Alan Durston alan@durston.ca780-920-1425S and W Edmonton.
Darrell SopelD_sopel@yahoo.ca780-901-3087N. Edmonton; Gibbons;
Ft. Sask.; Bon Accord
Al Koberstein akobe@telus.net780-462-8987S and SE Edmonton
Herman Dixonhdixon1@yahoo.ca 780-974-2609
S. Edmonton;  Calmar; Leduc; Beaumont
Clayton Stukaclaytonstuka@gmail.com780-993-0262Edmonton and surrounding areas
Matthew Schoenhardt
mschoenh@telus.net
587-988-2305Edmonton; Devon; Leduc; Nisku; Beaumont
Caroline Prathercaroline55@shaw.ca780-993-5621Sherwood Park;
Strathcona County
LenĀ Millerlen_miller43@yahoo.caĀ 780-691-4010Alberta Beach;
Onoway area
Listed by name, email, phone number and then what area they cover.

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.

Swarm In Tree, Beekeeper on ladder

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)————–>

In support of the entire Beekeeping community, here are some other other sources of information about Swarm Catching in Alberta: ABC , CDBA, Dustin, and City of Edmonton.

Words are like bees, some create honey while others leave a sting.