Have a Honey Bee Swarm?
If you see a honey bee swarm or have found a colony on your property, first you need to make sure they are actually honey bees. You may have yellow jacket wasps instead.
Below are beekeepers in Chicago who will remove honey bee swarms.
Ben Walker will remove swarms and colonies in Chicago and nearby suburbs. 815-257-6007 Ben also offers on-site consultation for hive placement, package installation, queen management, swarm prevention and capture, and general trouble-shooting. $25/hr, a visit usually takes 1-2 hrs.
Jeff Leider will remove swarms from Chicago/North Shore, Cook County, Lake County, Dupage County. 773-481-5881 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Cooney will remove swarms in Chicago and near North/Northwest suburbs. 773-235-2732
Beekeepers from North Park Village Nature Center will take swarms on the North Side of Chicago. email@example.com 312-744-5472
Dan Parizek specializes in bee removal from structures in Northern Illinois especially Cook, DuPage, Will, Grundy, Kane and Lake counties. firstname.lastname@example.org 773-428-1776
Andrea Bolks email@example.com 952-215-4699
Greg Lane does swarm removal and colony removal from structures, primarily from the South Side of the city and the southern suburbs. Contact: online(at)walkerwood (dot) net, or call 773 five62 eightynine20.
William Pilipauskas will catch swarms in Lake and McHenry Counties and will also remove bees from buildings. Wpilipauskas@gmail.com 847-373-9148
Mollie Edgar will remove swarms on the Northwest side of Chicago. 312-720-1860 firstname.lastname@example.org
David Martin will capture swaarms in Northwest Chicago and near Northwest suburbs 773-736-0738 email@example.com
If you find that you have a wasp nest, here is some good information about how to deal with it.