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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
205-533-0721

Sterret

 

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
205-612-2315
Jefferson County

 

John DeBuys

205-777-1222

Jefferson County, Shelby County

Kenneth Hamby
334-447-8293

Kristen Heiser
205-907-2207
Kiri922@charter.net
Birmingham Metro area

Gayle Hurley

205-529-9225

Birmingham city area

Dr. John Hurst

205-529-3638 dochurst51@gmail.com 

Vestavia, Mt. Brook and North Shelby County

 

Frank Little
Home: 205-699-1010

Jefferson County

 

Scott Lucas 
slucas@bcbsal.org
205-919-0253
 

Ronald McCrary
205-541-4887

rwmccrary@gmail.com

Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Bibb Counties

 

Gail McCormick and Jack Wallace
Cell:  205-542-5972 (Gail)
Cell: 205-305-0507 (Jack)
email: jawl@bellsouth.net   (Jack)
email: gmickbee@outlook.com  (Gail)
Irondale, Liberty Park/Overton Road area


Cecil Medders
205-470-4532 cmedders4235@charter.net

Trussville & surrounding area

 

Jason Ramsey

205-540-0511

jason.p.ramsey@gmail.com
Shelby County

Cline Rhodes
205-601-3839
Harpersville

 

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

North & East Jefferson County

 

Woody Strozier
(205) 822-1854
wstroz@gmail.com
Shelby County

 

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

 

Harmon Turner
8753 Helena Road
Pelham, AL 35124
cell   205-585-0305
htjt39@earthlink.net

Donnie & Stacie West
205-965-0521
Jefferson & Blount Counties

Joseph Wolf
205-790-4684

Members who will remove bees from houses and structures:

 

Scott Lucas 

slucas@bcbsal.org

205-919-0253

Mike Sykes
205-368-5799

r_sykes@att.net
 

Woody Strozier
(205)822-1854
wstroz@gmail.com
Shelby County

 
Honey

Cois Cooley
ccooley4842@charter.net
841-4842 (h) 515-0368 (c)
3800 Hightower Ave. Fultondale

 

David Ellis
205-647-0729

 

Our members sell honey at some of the following locations:

Bessemer Farmer’s Market

 

Pepper Place Market


 
Helpful Links

Associations and State agencies:

Alabama Beekeepers Association

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Link

Shelby County Beekeepers Association

Madison County Alabama Beekeepers Association

Central Alabama Beekeepers Association

Facebook Group for JCBA

 

Helpful Information:

Bush Farms – “The Practical Beekeeper”

Bee-friendly landscaping article: apiculture experts discuss how homeowners can help honeybees

Notes on Keeping Bees in Urban and Suburban Neighborhoods

Splitting Hives

 

Forums:

BeeSource – General

BeeMaster – General

BioBees – Natural and Top Bar

Beekeeping Forums – General

 

Suppliers:

Green Beehives  – JeffCo Association member located in Trussville, AL

Rossman – located in GA

Kelley – located in KY

Brushy Mountain– located in NC

Dadant – located in IL

Mann Lake – locations in MN and CA

Better Bee – located in NY

 
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 jeffcobees@jeffcobees.org

 

Local Suppliers:

Green Beehives  – JeffCo Association member located in Trussville, AL

149 Evelyn St Trussville AL 35173
205-602-4301

Store hours: M-F 9A-6P

Fox Hound Bee Co. - JeffCo Association member located in Hoover, AL

 

HONEY:

Tom Moore
Honey for sale by quart or case
205-426-5862

 

Jars:

Vincent Gardens - Bee Creek Farms
Don Driggers - 205-482-6943

 

Southern Roots & Blooms
Ruth Driggers - 205-901-6304

www.vincentgardenshop.com

 

Queenline glass jars with lids - 8oz, 1 lb and 2 lb 

Queenline plastic jars with lids - 1 lb and 2 lb
Plastic bears with lids - 12 oz

Quart & Pint with lids

 

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.

 

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT:

No current listings

 

WANTED BY BEEKEEPERS:

No current listings

 

BEEKEEPERS NEEDED:

No current listings

 
Additional
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

 

Documentaries:

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.