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The Scioto Valley Beekeepers displays this information as a guide for beekeepers in Central Ohio and should be adjusted for other climates and situations. In addition, the information and opinions contained herewith do not constitute or represent the recommendations or opinions of the Scioto Valley Beekeepers or its officers, directors, or members. No liability, whatsoever, is or will be assumed by the Scioto Valley Beekeepers, at any time, now or in the future, as the information contained on this site should be used at your own risk.
Have a Swarm of Honeybees?
Call a local beekeeper to safely remove the bees from your property.

Moida, Matt - 614-209-7841

McCathran, Ron - 740-983-0938

Donahue, Lee - 740-708-1025

         Canal Winchester
Conrad, Barry - 614-837-3899
Kelly, John - 614-519-3636
Kitts, Heath - 740-727-9270

Gray, Philip - 740-775-0358
Huff, Danny - 740-993-9143
Kauffman, Greg - 740-772-1885

Adkins, Louise - 740-225-6048
Clark, Bob - 740-412-1342
Crawford, David - 614-440-6536
Grant, Dan - 740-412-2545
Keller, Barry - 740-477-2929
Kramer, Bill - 614-348-1544
North, James - 740-474-8018
Shaw, Peggie - 740-649-7444

Jones, David - 937-689-3070

Williams, Chris - 832-784-6518

Grove City
Stoer, Candy - 614-305-3773
Harwood, Dick - 740-332-6344

Dunham, Matt - 614-562-0909
Crow, Brian - 614-286-9863

Claffey, David - 614-204-3804
Jude, John - 614-371-6449
Snoke, Gary - 614-207-2450

Butcher, David - 614-778-9414

Washington CH
Davis, Bill - 614-679-9672

Barnes, Isaac - 740-225-2462


Bee Hives inside a structure (tree, house, etc.)
​ Bee Hives in a structure take a lot of work and time to remove. Removal often leads to a queen-less colony and a colony that must be babysat before winter. Because of the amount of work and uncertainty of the colony health there is generally a fee involved with this job. It is far easier for a beekeeper to expand their operation by splitting their own hives vs removing one from a wall or tree. 

Gary Snoke- (614) 207-2450
Louise Adkins (740) 474-7086
Tom Barnitz (740) 701-0420

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