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Our Honey Bee Swarm Capture Contact List:
 
Name
Phone Email Swarm Retrieval Area
Bill Markus 360-661-0452 billmarkus52@gmail.com Sedro-Woolley, Burlington Area
Alerd Johnson 360-293-7953 alerdjohnson@hotmail.com Anacortes / Skagit County
 Brad Raspet  360-708-9424   brad.raspet@gmail.com Mount Vernon, Burlington, Sedro Woolley
Rob Johnson 360-770-6170 rsjohnson2u@yahoo.com Anacortes-Fidalgo Island, Burlington
 Bryan Sundholm  360-540-9266  bryansundholm@hotmail.com  Burlington, MV, Sedro, Acme & County
 Cory Campbell  360-325-6322  coryandmaria@comcast.net  Whatcom, Skagit, & North Snohomish
 Maria Campbell  360-303-3070  coryandmaria@comcast.net Whatcom, Skagit, & North Snohomish
 Steve Winchell  425-501-9701  winchell@wavecable.com No. Snohomish, So. Skagit, Camano Island
 Jen Milton  360-840-5213 jenmilton76@gmail.com Sedro', Burlington, Clear Lake, Mt. Vernon
Tevis O'Malley 425-501-9408 t_vagabond@yahoo.com Stanwood, Camano, Arlington, Mt. Vernon
Jennifer Short
303-330-1724
doubleddoc@gmail.com
Camano Island
Jody Brown
360-547-2686
jodycbrwn@gmail.com
S. Mt. Vernon, N. Snohomish, LaConner, Conway
Eric Stroschein
360-770-9509
generationsdetective@comcast.net Skagit & Snohomish
Karen Stroschein
360-395-8339
karenstroschein@comcast.net Skagit & Snohomish
Tom Royal
360-630-9925
swordhorse@hotmail.com
Bow, Sedro-Woolley, most of Skagit
Andrea Nipges
360-815-2337
andreanipges@yahoo.com
Stanwood, Conway, Mount Vernon
Please Note: Honey Bee swarm behavior is a natural means of reproduction for honey bees - swarms looking for a new home are usually fairly gentle since they have no brood or honey to protect. Swarms occur more often in the spring and early summer. Prior to swarming, the bees will gorge on honey to fuel their flight, then the queen and about one half of the honey bees that live in the hive will take flight in search of a new home. The bee swarm may take up temporary residence on anything nearby - a bush, a tree branch, a fence, etc. The swarm will stay put for a short period of time while the scout bees search for a cavity that looks good for their new home. Honey Bee swarms sometimes may find it difficult to find a new home, but our Skagit Valley Beekeepers are always happy to capture a honey bee swarm and provide a good home for them.