CCBA Swarm and Help Team

The individuals listed below have volunteered to provide hands-on assistance with hive troubles, including swarm catching. This is intended for use by any club member with a hive problem that requires a physical visit by an experienced beekeeper.  (But, if you have a mentor, you should call him or her first.) The list includes the preferred geographic area that each volunteer is able to cover. In most cases, more than one person is covering the same area to ensure that someone can respond quickly as needed.

Please respect the time of these volunteers. If you have an issue that can be resolved in writing via the Google group, please use that. This list is designed to be used when you need someone to come to you. There is no charge for this service, but feel free to give your helper a suitable reward for his or her time.

For swarm help only, you can also email the Swarm Team at

Peter Doria, 329-8312,, Greater Portland

Dan Gray, 939-0866,, Westbrook and Portland Jetport

Jacky Hildreth, 332-6742, or, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Freeport and Cumberland

Geoff MacLean, 415-9044,, Scarborough, So. Portland

Larry Pfeiffer, 807-3579, or, Standish, Hollis, Buxton, Gorham, Limington, Cornish, Hiram, Sebago, Windham

Peter Richardson, 650-3414,, Portland, Falmouth, Freeport

Chris Rogers, 749-9664,, Windham and 25 mile radius

Jo Romano, 839-4476,, Gorham, Westbrook

Karen Thurlow-Kimball, 329-9934,, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Freeport and Cumberland


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