Structural Hive Removal

Not all people will offer the same types of services. Be prepared to pay for their work. These are specialized procedures requiring a great deal of skill and experience.

Please use caution when engaging anyone on this list
CSBA is not responsible for these services.

We love honey bees, but not everyone likes them in their homes! The Colorado State Beekeepers Association offers honeybee rescue services by insured contractors.

Why should you have your bees removed by a beekeeper? First, if you simply spray your bees, you leave all of the supporting hive structure in place. This is composed of beeswax, honey, pollen, larva and bees. Honey is the single finest source of carbohydrates in the animal world. You have now left it unprotected by bees. You essentially trade one insect for a whole host of others seeking this nutrition. Be prepared for these insects and animals to begin seeking this nutrition source. It is, therefore, important to remove the bees AND their residence. Secondly, the larvae will die and the uncured nectar will begin to ferment causing issues with both odor and mold. Finally, the honey will be ruined. So–we encourage you to “do it right the first time”. Call a professional hive remover. (They will be happy to give you some honey!)

Take a look at the following list to find an authorized contractor in your area. Be prepared to pay for this service. The removal of a honey bee hive is a complex and time-consuming process and is not performed for free. They are listed alphabetically by community.

Berthoud

Gary Peif 303-775-5998

Colorado Springs:

Lazarus Fields 765-425-1940,Colorado Springs + 30 miles. ltf@fieldsofnaturalhoney.com

Denver:

Frank Holland Frank the Bee Guy 303-829-5409 hollandcarpentryinc@comcast.net

Guy Shingleton 303-898-1267 guysemail@aol.com

Oliver Stanton 303-570-1942 coloradohoneybees@gmail.com

Don Studinski 303-248-6677 dstudin@yahoo.com

Fort Collins:

Bruce Brown and Alan Epperson Bruce Cell: 970-231-7347 Alan Cell: 970-290-7010

Matt Doner 970-817-0821

Carl and Deedee Hosler Deedee Cell: 970-218-0279 dd.hosler@gmail.com

Greeley:

David Izaguirre 970-324-0092 izzyshoney1@yahoo.com

John Russell 970-302-3947 trinity.bees@comcast.net

Longmont:

Chad Street 720-357-1646 chadjstreet@msn.com

(Chad is a certified arborist as well as a beekeeper. He specializes in tree removals and will travel all over the Front Range.)

Loveland:

Matt Kroger 970-412-0981 ashtreeapiary@comcast.net

If you do not see anyone listed near you, please call the swarm hotline 1-844-779-2337.