Swarm Rescue

Not sure what you’ve got?  Is it a BEE or  Not a BEE ?  

Some members of RIBA are available to help anyone else in catching and hiving honeybee swarms. To be on this list you MUST be a member in good standing, and also have kept bees, for at least two years. We also suggest you have some experience catching swarms. If you’d like to be added to the list, please send your preferred contact information to RIBA at

  • THE ADDRESS FOR RIBA HAS CHANGED. PLEASE NOTE IN ANY CORRESPONDENCE
    RI Beekeepers Association, PO Box 1055, Bristol, RI 02809

The members whose names are on this list have asked to be included on it. This list is maintained by RIBA as  a service to the community including local police and fire departments, pest management companies, and to help non-members become familiar and comfortable with bees and beekeeping. We don’t recommend or endorse any particular person for any particular job or for the swarm rescue in general.

Swarm rescue is entirely at the risk of the parties involved. By engaging anyone from this list, or by requesting that you be included on this list, you are agreeing to indemnify the Association for any claims that might arise from anything you might do in connection with a swarm rescue.
TOWNNAMEPHONEEMAIL
Barrington,
Bristol,
Providence
Dane Pursley401-862-3121freerangebeecompany@gmail.com
BarringtonJake White*401-935-4487
Barrington,
Bristol
Liying Peng401-569-8869
BurrillivilleBetty Mencucci401-568-8449 or 401-500-0433
East Providence,
Providence,
Seekonk
Jane Dennison401-374-9105
JohnstonKeith Salisbury401-830-3613pkbees@verizon.net
Cumberland,
Lincoln,
Pawtucket
Paul Whewell401-724-9679
Aquidneck Island,
Charlestown
Nate Godfrey401-225-0518
North ProvidenceEd Lafferty401-261-9641
North ProvidenceMelinda Coletta401-749-3312
North SmithfieldJohn Moore401-766-3666 or 401-641-4656
PortsmouthPat Brineger401-683-9967
ProvidenceCindy Holt401-595-6668holtcindy@gmail.com
Providence, East ProvidenceLily Bogosian617-974-2555lilybogosian@mac.com
ScituateBob Barnesbbarnes5@cox.net
Northern RI,
Smithfield
Chuck Wood 401-935-5414
South KingstownBob Weinreich401-741-4112 or 401-789-3761
South KingstownRoxann Kasper401-935-7948
WakefieldStephen Burke*401-226-6760
WakefieldJeff McGuire401-741-7672
WarwickRoger Robitaille *401-378-3578
West GreenwichMike Nolin401-837-6440 or 401-397-4595
WoonsocketJohn Nelson *401-649-8152bbnelsonapiaries@gmail.com
WoonsocketNormand Péloquin401-765-8424 or 401-374-1608
* If you need someone to cut bees out of a building or a tree trunk, the people
with * (asterisk) after their names have indicated a willingness to undertake that kind of work.