Most of the time a bee colony is discovered only after it has established a hive. In the wild, bees often select the hollow spaces within a tree’s trunk or broken limb. The enclosed space offers protection to the colony from the elements as well as from predators. In our more urban areas and neighborhoods, bees will often times select man-made structures or enclosures to establish a new hive. We often see bee hives under eaves, siding, behind gutters and under sheds. A lot of the time these colonies are discovered quite by accident, and our clients will only notice a few dozen flying in and out of a tiny gap or space. Other times the buzzing will be heard from directly outside, or more alarmingly, on the inside of a wall. This type of bee problem can pose a greater challenge to professional attempting the bee removal.
Removal of a bee colony and hive from within a structure requires the combined skill of bee keeper and carpenter. The structure must be opened carefully to expose the bees and all hive and honeycomb material. All contents contained in the space must be carefully removed, the area cleaned and filled and repairs must be completed to restore the area to it’s original condition. The bee colony will have grown to numbers in the tens of thousands and it will not be unusual to have 100 pounds of wax comb and honey with the bee debris and waste inside. Any intrusion into this space while the bees are present will result in an organized and dangerous attack. This is absolutely not the time to consider a “do-it-yourself” project.
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Bee Removal FAQ
1. Do you have experience removing bees from a wall?
Removing honeybees from a wall requires carpentry experience. A novice beekeeper can cause more damage than good if they are not experts in carpentry.
2. What is the process of removing bees from a wall?
An experienced beekeeper will identify the location of the bees with an infrared camera, use a smoker to calm the bees, use a bee vacuum and other professional tools to remove the honeybees safely, extract the hive, clean the affected area, apply pesticide to deter honeybees from returning to the empty hive, fill the open area with insulation and replace the wall with the original material whenever possible.
3. Do you have pictures of honeybee removals from walls?
Trustworthy honeybee removal companies will have plenty of pictures. Choose a company that has more than just a few examples.
4.How long have you been a beekeeper?
Because there are many species of bees, a beekeeper must have extensive knowledge of the different techniques to safely and effectively remove the bees.
5. How long have you been in business?
Make sure they have a valid business license and have many years of experience in the bee removal field.
6. Do you have references?
A reputable bee removal company will have good ratings online on platforms such as Google. Be wary of businesses that have too few good reviews. Itâ€™s not unusual for novice companies to ask friends and family to create favorable reviews.
7. Do you guarantee your work?
Read the warranty or guarantee agreement carefully. A good bee removal company will warranty a removal requiring a repair for at least a year.
8. Do you have insurance?
Some companies operate with little or no insurance. Companies should have both liability and workmanâ€™s compensation insurance. This is a good precaution against accidents caused by bee smokers causing fires or beekeepers falling from roofs or trees.
4 How to Get Rid of Bees – Do’s and Dont’s.
DO call a professional immediately.
This is the single most important step of bee removal! If you have a bee problem, it’s imperative that you use a professional bee removal expert to fix the situation for you. Their experience, knowledge and skills enable them to effectively remove the bees, quickly and safely, ensuring that no one gets hurt…