There is something magical about living in California. Even the bees feel this way, flocking to our cities and thriving here year-round. We are all used to seeing more bees in the Spring and Summer months. This is not usually a cause for alarm. However, you should be on guard when bees behave erratically, start appearing in bigger groups, or you see a swarm. If you notice any unusual bee activity, i’s time to call an expert at Live Bee Removal Oakland for FREE expert advice.
When speaking about bee removal, it is important to remember how important all bees are to our way of life. Not just as honey producers, but as a the key pollinators of over half of the fresh food and flowers grown here. Please join us in our solemn commitment to LIVE bee removal and rescue. While it may not always possible be possible to capture a bee colony live from each location, the professionals here at Live Bee Removal Oakland believe every bee counts and are proud of the number of colonies we rescue each year. All rescued bee colonies are relocated to local beekeepers for management on bee farms or apiaries.
A Swarm of bees is a large group of bees that have split from their existing hive and is looking for a place to establish a new hive. It will look like a “big ball” of bees, and you will be able to see them outside. A swarm may disappear as quickly as it arrived, but some stay in one place for up to several days. With a small percentage of the population carrying life threatening allergies to bee venom, quick and safe removal is a priority Of additional concern throughout California, is that a good portion of our wild bee population carries Africanized, or “killer bees”. Some strains of bees will act more aggressively in defense of their territory than more gentle honey bees. If a swarm is posing a nuisance or threat to people, please call upon the service of one of our experts for fast and gentle removal. Do NOT attempt to interfere with a swarm unless you have bee experience and possess the proper safety gear. Live Bee Removal Oakland has been providing expert, low cost LIVE BEE REMOVAL throughout this community for over 25 years.
Bee Removal from within a structure is always a larger project than it may seem. Within the space, in addition to the tens of thousands of bees, will be hive and comb. If this material is not expertly removed, it will lead to a re-infestation of bees. Leaving material within the space will also draw other pests and rodents to the area, often increasing the original damage. No matter how the bees are eradicated, the space they were living in will need to be opened so that all the material can be properly removed, cleaned and treated. Of course employing the correct professional who can provide all the services involved for total bee and hive removal will prove more convenient and cost effective in the long run. Our twenty-five years of experience within the community will ease your mind that the right team is on the job. All our bee removal professionals carry the licenses and insurance necessary to provide additional peace of mind to our clients. Live Bee Removal Oakland has the expertise to handle all of your bee removal needs from beginning to end at the lowest cost around.
Please don’t hesitate to call us anytime you have a question about bee or wasp issues.
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…