As good stewards of our community, we should all do everything possible to save bee colonies. This being said, there are many instances when this is not possible. When a bee colony is located within a structure, are overly aggressive, prove to be a nuisance or pose a danger to people or pets, they must be eradicated. Calling a professional beekeeper for expert advice and removal options for LIVE REMOVAL when possible, is an important first step.
Basic Bee Information necessary when faced with a bee problem: CALL AN EXPERT – CALL LIVE BEE REMOVAL PHILADELPHIA!
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- 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 danger from bees that are behaving erratically or flying at you, it is important to remove yourself from their path as quickly and calmly as you can. Covering your head and seeking shelter away from the bees is a good start.
- Once stung, the bee will lose it’s stinger (leaving it behind in the flesh of the stung). Once a honey bee has lost it’s stinger, along with a large portion of her midsection, she will soon die. The stinger should be removed from the flesh as quickly as possible to reduce the amount of venom which will enter the site.
- Honey bee swarming season happens yearly, usually at the beginning of Spring and generally lasts about a month or two. Although there are exceptions in the case of a mild Summer and Fall when there may be a second swarming season. During swarm season, a group of bees may may enter a home or commercial building, posing a real nuisance to nearby occupants.
- A mature honey bee colony can range in size from 20,000 to 100,000 bees, depending on the season. The colony population will be at it’s largest during late spring through the summer, and begin a decline in numbers in fall.
It is important to know what type of bee or wasp problem you are faced with. At the fist sight of a bee concern, please call one of our experts for FREE advice regarding your specific situation.
If you suspect that a bee colony is in residence within the walls or eaves of a structure, you should immediately call an expert in bee identification and removal. Here in Philadelphia, we are your local beekeeping experts, providing our community with over 25 years of bee removal service and experience. We are beekeepers and skilled carpenters. We are trained to remove bees live, often relocating to local beekeepers for maintenance on apiaries (bee farms). In more complicated or dangerous situations we also offer other green methods of eradication. We have the skills to identify the location of any nest or hive and properly address that removal as well. We are licensed, insured and second generation experts in all areas of beekeeping, bee removal and hive removal.
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…