There are a few things you should know about your new friends, the bees. There are many different types of bees and wasps are commonly mistaken for bees by the non-expert. We are all familiar with the honey bee, and have heard a lot about their declining numbers. It is important to know that although bee populations have diminished nation-wide, beekeepers and other bee removal professionals such as ourselves, are doing great work in the rescue and relocation of European and Italian honey bees. Whenever possible, these bees are gently captured and then safely moved into rural areas more appropriate for their survival.
a bee 'SWARM" may appear in the Spring and represents a group of several thousand bees, all pressed together into a writhing mass of bees. This can be alarming to see attached to the outside of a tree limb, overhang or affixed to a structure. Please give these bees a lot of room and do not attempt to disturb them. Although bee swarms are not usually aggressive, if startled or made to feel threatened, they can and do attack. This is a great time to call upon a bee expert who can offer advice and tips to make sure this swarm does in fact move on and away from your property.
a bee "COLONY" is made up of tens of thousands of bees, up to 50,000 bees, that have taken up residence by way of creating a hive within a hollow in a tree or the structure of a wall or other space inside a structure. This is a far more serious problem as it grows larger and larger every day. A colony of bees will not voluntarily abandon a hive once it has been established. This means there are only two ways to remove them.
#1, by live removal. This is our preference as beekeepers as it keeps one more colony of bees out there in the world. Live removal involves opening the space the bees are inside and physically removing them. If done professionally, the majority of the colony survives the intrusion and can be relocated to an area more suitable for their survival. With the space exposed, we then clean out all the hive and honey material, clean and treat the space, fill the void and repair the structure. This construction project, with the added complication of tens of thousands of live bees, is only safely and efficiently done by experts with many years of beekeeping and carpentry experience. Make sure the experts you employ in this regard also hold all licenses and insurance to protect you from any liability or damage and that you get a warranty on the service. If this job is not done correctly, any remaining hive or honeycomb will attract other pests and rodents or even a new bee infestation. If the bees are not completely removed, particularly the queen, it will only rebuild and within a matter of days you will find yourself facing the same problem you just paid to have corrected. You can avoid all problems by calling us first - we guarantee your complete satisfaction with our expertise, low pricing and warranty on all removals.
#2, by extermination. This is usually done only if the bees are dangerously aggressive or in a location which prohibits their safe live removal. Although we value all bees, we must put the safety of occupants first. There are some tricky spaces we have encountered bee colonies where they simply cannot be reached or building materials such as concrete or brick that cannot be cut into for live removal. It is important in the case of extermination that it is accomplished in such a way that the dead bees do not create a secondary nuisance from within the space. Dead bees will smell terrible and attract other pests and rodents.
In either scenario, if there is hive material left behind inside the space you face secondary problems that may make you wish the bees were back. This material always needs to be removed to complete a total removal and make sure you do not suffer a re-infestation.
“(Angieslist.com Review) June 13 Description Of Work: Removed bees from a tree branch 4ft off the ground. Member Comments: We went out to mow the lawn and found a fairly substantial bee swarm in a tree on a Saturday. Called Bee Safe and they had someone out the same day (about 6 hours later) and he..”Mary Ann C.