Swarm Removal

Jefferson County Beekeepers Swarm List


DISCLAIMER: The individuals on this list will assess the situation and determine whether it is something they are willing/able to handle. Some individuals do charge a fee and the fee structure may depend on the scale of the removal. Other individuals may not charge if the swarm is easily accessible and not in a structure. These decisions are made on an individual basis since each situation varies.


Fees vary depending on what has to be done to remove the bees.


Listed Alphabetically

Carlton Bearden



Raymond Cook
Cell: 205-213-5252
Adamsville and close surrounding areas


Cois Cooley
Home: 841-4842
Cell: 515-0368
North Jefferson County Area, Blount County


Tonya Drake
Jefferson County


John DeBuys


Jefferson County, Shelby County

Kenneth Hamby

Gayle Hurley


Birmingham city area


Frank Little
Home: 205-699-1010

Jefferson County


Scott Lucas

Ronald McCrary

Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Bibb Counties


Gail McCormick and Jack Wallace
Cell:  205-542-5972 (Gail)
Cell: 205-305-0507 (Jack)
email:   (Jack)
email:  (Gail)
Irondale, Liberty Park/Overton Road area

Cecil Medders

Trussville & surrounding area


Jason Ramsey

Shelby County

Cline Rhodes


Neil Sanders
Home: 681-8637
Cell: 902-9280

North & East Jefferson County


Woody Strozier
(205) 822-1854
Shelby County


Nicole Sullivan
(205) 531-6009
Trussville, Leeds, Moody, Odenville, Irondale


Harmon Turner
cell   205-585-0305

Shelby County / South Jefferson County

Donnie & Stacie West
Jefferson and Blount Counties

Joseph Wolf

Members who will remove bees from houses and structures:


Scott Lucas


Mike Sykes

Woody Strozier
Shelby County


Cois Cooley
841-4842 (h) 515-0368 (c)
3800 Hightower Ave. Fultondale


David Ellis


Our members sell honey at some of the following locations:

Bessemer Farmer’s Market


Pepper Place Market

Helpful Links
Beginner's Classes


JCBA holds an annual Beginner Beekeeping Course in January-March of each year. Registration is required and space is limited. Please check out announcements on the homepage for more information.


Feel free to join our regularly scheduled monthly meetings to learn more about beekeeping.

Classified Ads

Members may request listings on this page by sending email to


Local Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers:


Foxhound Bee Company - Birmingham, AL

424 9th Street North, Birmingham AL 35226

Store Hours and Location

Sells cypress beehives, tools, smokers, protective gear via the website and in-store.

Don Driggers - 205-482-6943

Sells a variety of jars for honey. 


JCBA T-shirts, mugs, etc.:

Jefferson County Beekeepers Association t-shirts, mugs, and other products are now available for purchase at We have set all items to sell AT COST so there is no markup. The products are made by cafepress and sent from cafepress. Shipping charges will apply.

Information & Links

Africanized Honey Bees – Alabama Cooperative Extension System Jeffco Association member!

Hugh Feagle’s Surefire Recipe To Maximize Honey Production  JeffCo Bee Association member!


Pest Management:


Small Hive Beetle  –  Southeast Texas Honey Co.

The Small Hive Beetle: A New Pest of Honey Bees  –Alabama Cooperative Extension System

The Beetle Baffle claims to be a highly effective barrier system that installs on your bottom board and (in some cases) the bottom of your hive body. It’s easy to install, easy for your bees to get around, and a nightmare for SHBs!

Monitoring and Managing Varroa Mites– Link to Graham Law’s Beekeeping web pages



More Than Honey Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. Depending on the world region, 50% to 90% of all local bees have disappeared, and this epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive – all over the planet. Everywhere, the same scenario is repeated: billions of bees leave their hives, never to return. No bodies are found in the immediate surroundings, and no visible predators can be located.


Queen of The Sun What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.


The Vanishing of the Bees Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S.