you have a honey bee swarm
in your yard? The Iron County 4-H Beekeeping Club can help you by safely
removing the swarm at no charge to you. The swarm will help one of the youth in
the 4-H beekeeping club with his or her project.
In Iron County, Utah call the Iron County Extension Service at
(435) 586-8132 or the club leader at (435) 590-7569. You can also go to
Swarm Patrol and
Honey Bee Swarm Removal or call your
County Bee Inspector, your
County Extension Service to find a
beekeeper who will safely remove the swarm -- usually at no charge to you. In an
emergency, call 911.
We might also be able to remove an unwanted colony of honey bees that has
become established in a hollow tree or in your home or other structure. If we
need to open up your structure in any way, we'll need you to sign an
clarifies the work we need to do. Since removal of honey bees from a structure
often requires a lot of time and effort, there may be a charge for this service. Call us and we'll let you know how or if we can help.
Simply killing the bees that are in your home or other structure
does not eliminate the problem. Along with several pounds of dead and rotting
bees remaining in your structure, you will still have considerable wax, honey,
and brood in in the structure that will attract mice, ants, foul odor, and
physical damage. See
video for a short warning on simply spraying bees that are in your home or
Many people mistake honey bees with other similar insects such as wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. We can only help you with honey bees. If you aren't sure which insect you have check the image below or
this more detailed explanation. If you still don't know, call. We'll help you identify the
insect and what to do about it.