The following list contains members of Three Rivers Beekeepers willing to capture and remove swarms.

NOTE: Those volunteering to assist the general public in the capture of honey bee swarms are responsible for all activities related to any capture and collection, including any communications with the general public that may be involved. Three Rivers Beekeepers (TRB) assumes no responsibility related to the capture and collection activity. Each person appearing on this list agrees to relieve, hold harmless and indemnify TRB, its owners, officers and members for any actions or activities related to swarm collection and honey bee extraction, including but not limited to information used, liabilities, or resultant damages, injuries or bodily harm that might occur.

To be added to the TRB Swarm Volunteer List, you must be an active member of Three Rivers Beekeepers – which is defined as having attended a combination of three or more meetings or club events within the previous 12 months, or paying a membership fee of $20 (good for 12 months). Active members will be added to the list upon completion of the attached form and approval by the webmaster. Click here to complete the form.

Three Rivers Beekeepers Swarm Volunteer List

Keith Baecht
Phone: 
618-402-8567
Residence:
 Jerseyville IL  Coverage Area: Jersey, Madison, Greene, Calhoun, Counties, & Metro East in Illinois
Structural Extractions/Cutouts: No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No

Charles Adams
Phone: 
314-973-0239
Residence:
 St. Charles MO  Coverage Area: City of St. Charles and surrounding area as well as City of St. Louis, near Saint Louis University and North City.
Structural Extractions/Cutouts: No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No

Dwain Jansen
Phone: 314-910-1251
Residence: St. Charles, MO  Coverage Area: St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, Lincoln, and Franklin Counties
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
Yes  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: Yes

James Braun
Phone: 573-929-3642
Residence:  Bellflower, MO Coverage Area: Warren, Lincoln, and Montgomery Counties
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No

Bill Kristapovich
Phone: 262-434-0840
Residence:  St. Peters, MO Coverage Area:  St. Charles County and adjacent counties
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
 Yes  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: Yes
I will consider structural and bee tree extractions depending on difficulty and schedule.
Note: If known swarm sites are on a property I will consider putting swarm traps at those locations in March or early April. I picked up 7 swarms using swarm traps last year. My swarm traps are older empty hives. So If bees decide to move into the swarm trap then all that is required to move it to new location.

Jerry Styczynski
Phone: 314-420-0264
Residence:  Augusta, MO Coverage Area: St. Charles, Warren, and Franklin Counties
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No

Robert Leslie
Phone: 314-324-6504
Residence:  New Haven, MO Coverage Area: Washington, Union, and New Haven
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No

Eugene Makovec
Phone:
314-703-7650
Residence: 
Foley, MO Coverage Area: St. Charles County and Lincoln County
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No

John Blazek – ShowMeHoney
Phone:
314-323-3401
Residence:  
St. Charles, MO Coverage Area: St. Charles Mo, City, County, St Louis West and North County and surrounding area.
You get a Free bottle of honey for every swarm. Alternate: 314-276-2468
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No

Bob Brod
Phone:
314-800-5742
Residence: 
Hazelwood, MO  Coverage Area: St. Louis city & county, St. Charles city & county
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: Yes

Myles Farrell
Phone:
207-233-4380
Residence: 
St. Louis, MO  Coverage Area: 50 mile radius of downtown
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: Yes

Scott Guthrie
Phone: 
636-219-2749
Residence:  Lake St. Louis, MO  Coverage Area: St. Charles and Lincoln counties
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No

Paul Bradford
Phone:
314-616-5746
Residence:  Wentzville, MO  Coverage Area: City of Wentzville and surrounding area (i.e., Troy, Union, Warrenton, Foristell, O’Fallon, St. Peters)
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
Yes  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: Yes

John Martin
Phone: 
636-462-4848
Residence:  Troy, MO  Coverage Area: Wildwood, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Ellisville, O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, Wentzville, Moscow Mills, Flint Hill,, and Troy.
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No

Jim Guffey
Phone: 
636-328-9748
Residence:  St. Charles, MO  Coverage Area: I would love to rescue any swarms that might decide to visit you! I promise them a good home. No charge. Also willing to remove them from trees and perhaps other excavations. Not a business, just a guy who enjoys being a BeeK (Bee Keeper).
Structural Extractions/Cutouts:
No  Bee Tree Extractions/Cutouts: No