If you live on the Peninsula, in San Francisco, or in Northern Santa Clara County, call one of the beekeepers on the swarm list below, and they will come out and retrieve the swarm.

Please note: our beekeepers are not pest control professionals. They are experienced with honey bees and can rescue them unless the bees are too high, in a wall, etc. We remove honeybees only. We are not able to work with wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, carpenter bees or bumblebees. See below for a comparison of honeybees, wasps, and yellow jackets. Also, if the “bees” nest is in the ground, those are not honeybees — they are probably wasps. San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement will remove wasps, contact them at (650) 344-8592).

Bay Side: Brisbane to Palo Alto

City Travel (Miles) Name Phone Email Weekdays Evenings Weekends
Atherton 10 Denise Charlebois 650-740-9883 X X X
Atherton 10 Ting Louie 650-285-3883 X X X
Atherton 10 Rick OConnor 650-313-2911 X X X
Belmont 15 Colleen Carter 707-310-4239 X X X
Belmont 20 Bob Carrillo 650-766-6050 X X X
Belmont 30 Seán McLoughlin 415-740-0165 X X X
Belmont 30 Michael Nelson 650-867-2489 X X X
East Palo Alto 20 Ali Byrd 415-990-1846 X X
Emerald Hills 20 Chris Talbot 408-816-0588 X X X
Foster City 10 Elodie Lorenz 310-741-1980 X X
Menlo Park 6 John Burkholder 650-417-1231 X X X
Menlo Park 10 Ashley Eikenberry 650-892-1672 X X X
Menlo Park 10 Gwen Solomon 650-207-8909 X X
Menlo Park 10 Marc Franklin 650-384-9953 X X
Menlo Park 30 Elizabeth Newell 650-269-9208 X X X
Millbrae 15 Walter Levison 415-203-0990 X X X
Palo Alto 30 Art Hall 408-712-0663 X X X
Palo Alto 20 David Rickling 408-821-3118 X X
Redwood City 10 Karl Weidel 650-888-7981 X X X
San Carlos 20 Bryan Hains 650-250-4787 X X X
San Mateo 10 Oliver Frank 650-333-3390 X X
San Mateo 10 Kevin Kelly 415-794-5327 X X X
San Mateo 25 Dan Sommers 650-773-9870 X X X
South San Francisco 20 Diane Zingale 650-670-2064 X X X

  • City – San Mateo
  • Travel (Miles) – 25
  • Name – Dan Sommers
  • Phone – 650-773-9870
  • Weekdays – X
  • Evenings – X
  • Weekends – X

Coast Side: Daly City to Pescadero

City Travel (Miles) Name Phone Email Weekdays Evenings Weekends
Daly City 25 Alla Grankina 650-630-3530 X X X
Half Moon Bay 12 Gary Butler 650-619-4336 X X X
Half Moon Bay 30 Josman Alvarado 415-525-9126 X
Half Moon Bay 30 Raymond Wolfgramm 650-255-9106 X X X
Pacifica 20 Donald Brda 650-743-4047 X X
Pacifica 20 Philip Gerrie 650-766-3513 X X X
Pacifica 10 Christina Rimmer 510-290-9460 X X X

  • City – Half Moon Bay
  • Travel (Miles) – 30
  • Name – Raymond Wolfgramm
  • Phone – 650-255-9106
  • Weekdays – X
  • Evenings – X
  • Weekends – X

Swarm Reporting for Neighboring Counties

To report a swarm outside of San Mateo County, please contact:

The Beekeepers’ Guild of San Mateo County provides this swarm and honeybee removal contact list as a service to the public. We are neither an oversight or certification organization for beekeepers. If you engage the services of anyone on the list, please be aware that you are engaging the services of that beekeeper as an individual —not hiring them as an agent of the Guild. Problems are rare, but if one occurs, it is a matter between you and the individual that you engaged to handle your bee situation. We welcome feedback but can’t mediate your situation.