In Colorado Springs, when you first notice bees in or about your residential or business property, your first instinct will be make sure that everyone is safe – that is, that the bees are not posing an immediate risk. Take immediate steps to ensure that people or pets are not in the direct path of the bees or apt to interfere with them in any way. Do not approach or interfere in any way with a swarm or colony of bees or wasps. There are always more members to this group than it may seem. If any member of this group feel threatened, they will signal to the others and may mount an organized attack. Every year many people and animals are seriously injured, some killed, by bee and wasp attacks.
Next on your “To-Do” list should be obtaining relevant information from a trusted and local source. This is where Colorado Springs Live Bee Removal comes in. You will want reliable information pertaining to the specifics of your individual bee issue. We know the bees in this area, the specifics of each breed and our community. At Live Bee Removal Colorado Springs, educating our neighbors about the bee and wasp patterns unique to this area is our specialty. We will gladly answer any questions in order to help reach a solution to your bee or wasp issue. We have enjoyed a reputation for service excellence in and around Colorado Springs for over 25 years. There are no dumb questions, or small problems. Please call us anytime.
Bee problems may show themselves in several different ways. Bees or wasps flying around the property solo or in small groups may just be foraging for food or at a water source. We all have seen this and it usually is no cause for alarm. These insects are providing important pollination that will help ensure their way of life, and all others as well. Over half of our fresh produce and flowers are the result of work provided by pollination by bees. There are a few tips to make your outdoor space a little more or less desirable for bees if you wish. Call on one of our bee professionals for additional information.
A true swarm of bees is rarely seen. When we get a call to report a sighting, it is usually described as a lot of bees, all bunched up together. It can be very alarming to see that many bees all in one spot. It is important to keep a safe distance from a swarm of bees, observing them from a distance so as not to alarm it. A swarm is not likely to act aggressively, but will if it feels threatened. Do NOT try and interfere with a swarm of bees. If a swarm has landed in an area of your property that cannot be avoided by people or pets, you will need to have a bee professional called in to remove it. All of our experts are licensed and experienced bee keepers. A member of Live Bee Removal Colorado Springs can be on sight quickly to perform a live swarm removal. All swarms we capture live will then be relocated to an area more suitable for them to continue their very important ecologic work. A bee swarm is likely to visit many locations in their search for a suitable location to establish a new hive. For some, a swarm may only stay a few hours, while others report swarms staying in one spot for several days. Some people elect to just keep their distance, and “wait and see”. This is a good strategy as long as the area can be avoided and you are in a position to watch where they go when they leave. In a “watch and see” situation you will want to make sure the swarm does not choose a suitable space within the interior of one of your trees or through a crack or gap into the walls or structure on one of your buildings as this will pose a greater challenge for removal.
A colony of bees, or a bee hive, is almost always reported after the (accidental) discovery of bees, flying in and out of a tiny gap or hole. People will call us to ask questions about “only a few” bees or wasps, mistakenly thinking their problem may be a small one. In our 25 years serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, we know this is almost never the case. A colony of bees is comprised of thousands of bees. A large colony may contain fifty-thousand bees. It will be impossible to coax them out or persuade them to abandon that space or hive. The colony puts a lot of work into the creation of wax comb and honey inside the space and will be unwilling to abandon that work product or their eggs and young. Any interest you show to that space, or encroachment into it will result in a lot of very angry bees coming at you! Bee removal from a structure requires physical removal by a trained professional. The bee removal process from within a structure will involve opening the space for removal of the bees and the hive and honeycomb material from within the void. This space will also need to be completely cleaned and treated before repairs can be made to restore the structure to it’s pre-bee condition. This construction project, complicated by thousands of angry bees, undertaken at an uncomfortable height and sometimes in an awkward position, requires a combination of beekeeping and carpentry skills. It will be important that you feel comfortable that the company providing this type of service for you is licensed, insured and provides a written guarantee of satisfaction and warranty against future problems.
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…