If you suspect a honey bee swarm or colony has taken up residence where they're not welcome, you've come to the right place! Don't panic, there are experts who can help safely remove bees without harming the bees whenever possible.
The Gilroy Beekeepers Association has members trained in swarm capture, as well as specialists who deal with more complex colony removals. Please call a beekeeper closest to your location for help with a swarm, or contact a member listed as 'specialist' if you have bees in a wall or other structure.
Bee Removal Specialists:
These specialists are experienced, licensed and insured, and may charge a fee depending on the situation.
Lewis Britton - for Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Hollister, and San Juan Bautista
Mike Phillips - for Santa Clara County and San Benito County
Mike Stang - for Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
If you are unable to quickly make direct contact with someone in your area, leave a message and continue calling through the list until you find someone to assist. Please do not attempt to spray or douse the cluster as you may injure the bees or cause unnecessary commotion.