As good citizens, we should do everything possible to save bee colonies that become a nuisance, or are located within structural walls. This being said, there are many instances when this is not possible. Property owners have the right, and even the responsibility to treat even honey bees as pests when they have selected an urban area to create a new hive, especially when people or animal’s safety may be compromised.
Basic Bee Information necessary when faced with a bee problem: CALL AN EXPERT – CALL US! WE ARE YOUR LOCAL BEE PROFESSIONALS
- All bees will defend themselves if they feel threatened. Avoid disturbing bees unless you are well trained and fully protected. If you find yourself in the midst of bees that are behaving erratically or flying at you it is important to remove yourself from their path as quickly and calmly as possible. Try and cover your head and seek shelter away from the bees.
- Once stung, the bee will lose the barbed stinger, leaving it behind in it’s victim. Once a honey bee loses this stinger, along with a portion of her abdomen, she will soon die. The stinger should be removed from the flesh quickly to reduce the amount of venom which will enter the site.
- Honey bee swarming season happens once yearly, normally at the beginning of Spring and generally lasts a month or two. Although there are exceptions in the case of a mild Summer and Fall when there may occur a send swarm season. During swarm season, a group of bees may may enter residential or commercial structures, becoming a real nuisance to nearby occupants.
- A mature honey bee colony can range in population size of 20,000 to 100,000 bees depending on the season. The colony population will peak from late spring to summer and reach a low point in winter.
It is important to know what type of bee or wasp problem you are facing. At the fist sight of a bee problem, please feel free to call our experts for FREE advice regarding your unique situation.
If a property owner suspects that a bee colony has entered the wall of a structure, They should immediately call an expert in bee identification and removal. Here in Philadelphia, we are the premier bee experts, providing our friends and neighbors with over 25 years service and experience. We are not only bee identification and removal experts, we are also beekeepers and carpenters. We are trained to remove bees live, often to our beekeepers own bee farms or apiaries. In more complicated situations, we can also provide bee removal using chemical eradication. Always we have the hive removal and carpentry skills to open any structure, expertly removing bees, debris, hive, wax comb, honey and brood. The void is then cleaned, treated, filled and repaired. We are licensed, insured and second generation experts in all manners of beekeeping, bee removal and hive removal.
We also provide expert advice with regard to wasp, hornet, and yellow jacket eradication. We provide bee and wasp prevention services and all manners of live bee removal and extermination of pest or aggressive insects that fly and sting.
How do I find the right bee removal company? Here are some important questions to ask.
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.
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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…