Spring is in the air, and so are the bees!
When spring hits, many people become concerned about finding swarms of bees (often described as a ball of bees) in their front yard. We’re hear to let you know that it is ok, and to just give us a call.
In the spring time comes around, bees will separate the hive and half of the bees will leave to build a new home. This is called a swarm. A new queen bee will be born and bees will form around her to protect her. This formation can be pretty startling to someone who doesn’t know what’s going on. A swarm can be made up of hundreds of bees. Sometimes, when they are looking for a home, they will stop in a front yard to rest. This can be intimidating for people, pets, and children on the property.
Bee swarms are when bees are at their most docile and easy to move, so we recommend calling a bee expert when you find them on your property. If left alone, they could begin building a hive in a structure on your property, which could lead to a bigger and more expensive problem. Call Bee Swarm Removal Raleigh today.
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…