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.
Adamsville and close surrounding areas
North Jefferson County Area, Blount County
Jefferson County, Shelby County
Birmingham Metro area
Birmingham city area
Dr. John Hurst
Vestavia, Mt. Brook and North Shelby County
Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Bibb Counties
Gail McCormick and Jack Wallace
Cell: 205-542-5972 (Gail)
Cell: 205-305-0507 (Jack)
Irondale, Liberty Park/Overton Road area
Trussville & surrounding area
North & East Jefferson County
Trussville, Leeds, Moody, Odenville, Irondale
Shelby County / South Jefferson County
Donnie & Stacie West
Jefferson and Blount Counties
Members who will remove bees from houses and structures:
Associations and State agencies:
Bush Farms – “The Practical Beekeeper”
Bee-friendly landscaping article: apiculture experts discuss how homeowners can help honeybees
BeeSource – General
BeeMaster – General
BioBees – Natural and Top Bar
Beekeeping Forums – General
Foxhound Bee Company - Hoover, AL
Green Beehives – Trussville, AL
Rossman – Georgia
Kelley – Kentucky
Dadant – Multiple Locations
Mann Lake – Multiple Locations
Better Bee – New York
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.
Members may request listings on this page by sending email to
Local Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers:
Sells cypress beehives, tools, smokers, protective gear via website.
Pickup supplies either at JCBA Meetings, State Meetings or locally by appointment.
Green Beehives – Trussvile, AL
149 Evelyn St Trussville AL 35173
Store hours: M-F 9A-6P
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 http://www.cafepress.com/jeffcobees. 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!
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.