Honey Bee Removal FAQs
Does it cost money to perform a honey bee removal?
Yes. During the free inspection, we will present you with a quote in the form of an Animal Intrusion Worksheet. This quote will outline the cost of the honey bee extraction, bee removal, and exclusion process. This process not only involves removing the honey bees, but also involves cutting out the comb, and then doing the repairs. The process must be done very carefully, therefore, it is very time-consuming.
Will a beekeeper come get the bees for free?
Beekeepers will sometimes trap-out the bees for free if they need bees. Most beekeepers are hobbyists and work on their own schedules. This involves installing a one-way door in the area to allow the honey bees to exit but not to return. This process usually works if done correctly and the honey bees will be gone. However, the comb, wax, and honey will remain inside the structure which will cause major problems if not removed.
Why should I call a company to perform a honey bee removal as opposed to a beekeeper?
When you contact a beekeeper they may or may not need the bees. This process usually results in calling multiple beekeepers and waiting on return phone calls with no success. When you call Animal Remover for your honey bee removal needs your call will be promptly answered and we can typically respond to a honey bee in wall inspection within 12-24 hours. Most beekeepers are not experienced in structural honey bee extraction, removal, or exclusion. At Animal Remover, we are experienced in all aspects of structural construction and we know what areas are affected when honey bees live in structures. We know what it takes to cut out as few areas as possible to successfully extract, remove, and exclude the honey bees.
Can I keep the honey?
This isn’t always possible because sometimes there is very little honey in the hive and the honey bees need the honey to survive. Ask your honey bee specialist for more information.
Where do you take the honey bees?
Honey bee swarms that are taken in the bee removal process are captured and translocated to our in-house honey bee hives or are donated to reputable local beekeepers.
Do you kill the bees?
No, we do our best to keep casualties to a minimum. However, some honey bees do parish during transportation and translocation. This will not affect the hive if the queen is kept safe and sound.
Do you use pesticide on honey bees?
No, we never use any pesticide to control honey bees. All honey bee captures, and extractions are done by hand by professional honey bee removal specialist.
I have some pesticide spray and I want to take care of the honey bee swarm myself. What should I do?
Using any chemical spray on honey bees that are inhabiting a structure instead of hiring a professional bee removal service is a very bad idea. You may be successful at killing the honey bees; however, you will not be successful at removing all the combs and honey that are inside the structure as well. Once the hive is dead or abandoned due to chemical spray, the honey and wax will start to melt and flow down the walls. It will also attract ants among many other nuisance insects which will cause even more damage.