Here at Chula Vista Bee Swarm Removal, bees are our specialty. We are professional bee removal experts and second generation beekeepers. Witnessing the arrival of a swarm of bees can be alarming. An average size swarm will consist of about 5,000 bees and although they are generally not aggressive, care should be taken not to disturb them. This group of bees is on a mission to locate a space where they will build their next hive to begin honey production. Sometimes they will come and quickly go, oftentimes they will stay several days. If this swarm is in a high traffic area or causing hazard, they should be removed and relocated. This is NOT a job you should attempt yourself. Bee swarm removal takes special equipment and training. There are also numerous State regulations that apply to beekeeping including where and how they may be maintained OUTSIDE urban areas. Additionally, wild bee colonies are failing to thrive, particularly within our urban areas, due to our use of chemicals and pesticides that are routinely used in and around our property. When kept properly by beekeepers, bee colonies are inspected and their health monitored for disease by State Inspectors.
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.
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…