Honey Bees 911
Honey Bees 911

Municipal Swarm Capture Program

Remove unwanted swarms of honey bees by connecting with local beekeepers who can safely move the bees to a new home.

Identify a SWARM and report it to HoneyBees911.com

1. Use our SWARM REPORTER to submit some basic information.

2. Select a beekeeper who you would like to collect your swarm.

3. Call the beekeeper to confirm your appointment.


We will send confirmation emails to both the reporter and the beekeeper.


Quick, Easy, Effective!

*** Swarms move fast, so please act quickly! ***

What is Swarming?

Swarming is the process by which a queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees in search of a new home. In some cases, a new queen is created, while the old queen takes off with about 60% of the workers to start a new hive.  Honey bee swarms collect in large clusters that can sometimes be bigger than a basketball. They can contain thousands to tens-of-thousands-of bees.  While they're not dangerous, you should keep your distance and contact a local beekeeper to safely relocate it.



Printable Materials

We have flyers and information handouts that you can print and share online to help spread our message and increase public awareness of this natural pheonmenon.


Click HERE for flyers


If you are in need of a customized image, aspect ratio, etc, please email contact@honeybees911.com with the specific request.

About Our Company

The beekeeper locator service was conceptualized during swarm season 2016.  Since then, Nick has spoken with many beekeeper organizations and has been given feedback from many individual beekeepers around the country.  Honey Bees 911 LLC was officially created in March 2017, and its Swarm Rescue Online Service is live for public use as of May 5th, 2017.

Nick Catania, Founder & Director

More About Nick

Nick Catania Music

Musician, Videographer, Photographer, Artist



B.S. Engineering Physics

B.A. Music & Technology


Outdoor Project

Sponsored Contributor for Outdoor Adventures



Images available for download

You are free to use these photos for the purposes of promoting the services of Honey Bees 911 Swarm Rescue Service.  Please email us for any other requests at contact@honeybees911.com.

Nick & Hives

Nick with two of his

lost hives out of five

Swarm Logo

Honey Bees 911 logo yellow on black

Swarm Photo

Swarm photo by John Cardillo of Marlboro, NY

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More information about honey bees:

Primary reasons for Honey Bee decline

  • Destruction of habitat
  • Combined effect of multiple chemicals / pesticides / herbicides
  • Parasites / pathogens
  • Industrial agriculture
  • Lack of forage due to monocultures

Varroa Mites are the #1 enemy of honey bees and beekeepers around the world. These external parasites feed on the blood of adult honey bees, and reproduce on honey bee pupae. They can considerably weaken individual bees. - Google

10 Fascinating Facts About Honey Bees

Article by Debbie Hadley last updated April 07, 2017





Nick Catania,

Founder & Director

Honey Bees 911 LLC

A Honey Bee Swarm

Honey bees swarming on a high branch in a pine tree.

Photo by John Cardillo - Marlboro, NY

Swarm Rescue

MaryAnn Welsh and Amy Bothwell catching a swarm of honey bees from a cut branch and installing them into a hive box.

Photo by Christopher Darton

You are free to use these photos for the purposes of promoting the services of Honey Bees 911 Swarm Rescue Service. Photos must be captioned, credited, and used with www.HoneyBees911.com. Please email us for any other requests.

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