First and Foremost... We Care
We care about your home
+We lay plastic down on the floors to prevent any honey from dripping
+Close up doorways to prevent bees from going throughout the house.
+We ensure that all honey comb and honey is removed from the hive.
+We elaborate on our removal process.
+We will go in depth on how we extract
+We welcome any and all questions before, during, and after we extract
+Our cuts are precise because we use infrared cameras (see picture on left) and stud finders. This makes it easier for you to repair the sheetrock.
We care about the bees
+We will relocate the honey bees to a nice home and take care of them.
+We save as many bees as we can and take all precautions in order to save the largest about of bees possible.
+During the removal we use a custom made bee vac that has a window so that we can check on the bees.
+During some extractions, we may not even need to use the bee vac as we may be able to make the bees "march" right on into the box.
+In our apiary, we plant as many blooming flowers that we can in order to give sweet nectar to the bees.
+If the hive is never sprayed, we will gladly give you some of the honey comb. (please do not spray- it's not worth it for many reasons)
+We will keep as much brood (capped larvae) and comb as we can to ensure an easy transition to their new home.
+As you can see in the picture to the right, the bees even get to ride front seat on the way home with air on to help prevent large hives from over heating.
There are three types of Removal Service that we offer.
1) Cut Outs (can be accessed from sheetrock or exterior of building/home)
2) Trap Outs (Hard to get to locations, such as brick/cinder blocks
3) Swarm Removal (a "ball" of bees, usually on a limb/side of house)
When you call use, we will ask a few questions about where the bees are and how long they have been there. This helps bring the right equipment. Please send us pictures before/after the call to help us be prepare.
+If it's a swarm, take a picture of the swarm
+If bees are in your house and you can see them, take a picture.
+Take a picture where you think they are in your house (bathroom, living room)
+Take a picture outside of house where the bees are coming into the house.
Honey Bee Structure Removals (Cut Outs/Trap Outs):
Hive removals from structures (cut-outs) will usually takes 3-4 hours. If we come out and they are not honey bees, we will charge $50 as a service fee. We charge for a 4 hour minimal removal. ($500 for the first 1-4 hours, then $50 for each additional hour).
**Please read my FAQ page to find out more information on honey bee removal
Do not spray as it will only make them more aggressive and spraying has only a 5% chance of actually killing the bees because of how they build their comb structure. Most Pest Control businesses will refer to a beekeeper.
If you have a SWARM, there is no cost at all. It's FREE! However, if it isn't a swarm we will charge you a $100 service fee for cost of gas and time (feel free to send pictures of the swarm before we come out). A swarm is a big ball of bees, usually outside, and not in a structure. They are very easy to remove and should be removed a.s.a.p. before they find an entryway into your home. They can move into your home within a couple of hours; act fast. Don't Delay, Call NOW. DO NOT SPRAY
1) Can I spray the bees or hire someone to spray?
When you spray the bees, more than 90% of the time, the spray will not kill the honey bees off. Usually when spraying the company spraying will only spray the outer comb of the bees. Considering there's usually a minimum amount of 6 combs, you are really only killing 1/6 of the bees. And the honey bees will be able to get back that 1/6 within a few weeks. If you end up killing the queen, you will see a reduce population for about 4 weeks and once a new queen emerges, the numbers will be right up to where they were before. If you somehow end up killing the entire hive 5% chance, you will actually have more problems then having honey bees. Uncapped honey will spoil within a couple of weeks and with no one to defend the honey, roaches, snakes and rodents will welcome themselves to their new living space.
2) Can I seal the Bees up in the wall?
More than likely the bees will find a way out. Usually ended up taking the route into your house. Bees are not the only thing you should be worried about, the honey will spoil and cause more rodents than you can even think of. If they do end up staying in the wall and dying off, 30,000-50,000 bees is equivalent to having a small cat/dog die in your wall (smell, etc). Ask Shutterfly what happens when an inexperienced beekeeper sealed up their building! They had to close off 400+ cubicles for 4 days. Thankfully they called us and we were able to get the bees redirected and then evidently removed completely.
3) As a customer, I feel like you shouldn't charge me for removal bees, after all, you get to keep the bees?
This is one of the most mistaken questions. Yes, we keep the bees, but beekeeping is not a full time job and often is hard just to make ends meet. In recent years beekeepers are trying their best to hang onto everything they have. Most beekeepers are facing 40-50% hive losses a year. There are a ton of expenses that go into keeping hives. During extractions and cut-outs, some of the bees will die as well due to heat, stress, and handling. Some medication may have to be supplied to the hives after removing in order to get them ramped back up.