About Bee Removal Services
I. Bee Removal Costs
Some beekeepers will remove a swarm of bees for free or for just the cost of travel to the site, if the swarm is relatively accessible and if they believe they can take home a healthy bee colony. (Beekeepers will not remove a swarm for free if it has been sprayed with pesticides, because the bees are no longer healthy.)
II. Bee Removal Basics
While the beehive may appear to be a complex set up with bees going every which direction –serving no other purpose but to sting you, a beehive is actually an orderly place, where each bee is important to the colony. A honeybee colony consists of three kinds of adult bees: workers, drones, and of course, the queen. Each bee has its own specific job that is important for the colony’s survival.
III. Bee Nest Removal
Honey bee hives/nests can be inside walls, ceilings, floors, hollow trees or other cavities. Removal may require cutting holes in the building in order to extract the bees and their honeycombs. It can cost $100-$700 or more to remove a honey bee nest
IV. Bee Removal
DIY bee removal and bee exterminators can be dangerous to not only the bee population and colony, but to yourself and your family as well. DIY bee removals are dangerous since the common methods don’t take into account that there are thousands of bees waiting to protect their hive and the queen bee.
V. Benefits Of Bee Removal
Live bee removal is the safest, most effective form of bee removal. The beehive continues to be built and expanded upon, and the circle is not disrupted. The queen bee is not killed, and the colony is not disturbed. There is also the fact that there will be no harsh substances or dangerous chemicals involved, making it safer for you, and the environment.
VI. Methods of Bee Removal
A slower method of honey bee removal which kills fewer of the insects can be used in certain situations. It is based on the principle that bees which leave a building can be prevented from reentering. However, the bees will cluster in a large mass around their previous exit where they are encouraged to enter another colony. Experienced beekeepers do the job best; they are used to bees flying around and to being stung occasionally.