Published on June 17, 2022
In many areas of the state there are Swarm Hotlines that can connect you with a local beekeeper. If arrangements can be made, the swarms may then be removed and housed in a managed apiary.
The statewide hotline established by the Colorado Beekeepers Association is 1-844-779-2337 (844-SPY-BEES) This system will then try to route you to a local beekeeper who has expressed willingness to collect swarms.
However, it is often more direct to go through the swarm collection system set up by regional beekeeping associations in the state. Several such associations exist and a list of those that have their own Swarm Hotlines follows:
(Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Berthoud) Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association
Swarm Hotline (970) 658-4949
Swarm contact Lazarus Fields at (765) 425-1940 or e-mail: Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association
Swarm Hotline: (970) 812-0080
Boulder County Swarm Hotline 1-844-779-2337
4 Corners Swarm Hotline (970) 946-0697
List of swarm contacts in the Denver area Denver Bee
Swarm Hotline (303) 552-9841