It is very important to not try to chemically spray them yourself. Not only for your own safety, but for the future of that hive. Call me as soon as you find the hive and I can typically give you an assessment over the phone as to what will be involved in safely removing the bees.
I always try to use the minimum amount of cuts into your structure when I perform a removal and I completely finish the project by removing all the honeycomb and honey in order to prevent damage/rot to the structure and secondary pest infestation.
Use this short honey bee guide to Identify types of bees, learn what to expect from a bee removal service, and why you should hire a professional to remove nests and hives.
Orange and Black. Gentle, only attacks when provoked. Builds a Wax Honey Comb Nest in trees and structures. Creates Lots of Honey. Most active early spring until late summer.
Black and Yellow. Gentle, only attacks when nest is disturbed. Nests in the ground or grassy clumps. Creates only honey enough for themselves to eat. Most active in the spring, summer, and early fall.
Black and Yellow with a bare back. Male Carpenter Bees act aggressive, but don't have stingers. Females at the nest have stingers, but rarely use them. They like to create nests in rotting or weathered Wood. They do create honey, but not enough to domesticate. Carpenter bees are most active late spring and early summer.
Setting up before a removal is key in providing safety for you, the bees, and the professional bee keeper. First, Protective Gear is placed on anyone that will be near the nest during removal. Any removal equipment, including Machine that sucks up the honey bees will be set up. Taking the proper steps in preparing for the removal of a bees nest is the most important step to any removal procedure.
During removal its best to be as far away from the site as possible. Depending on where the nest is located, we may need to cut into the wall of a house or tree. Cutting instruments are used and safely handled. A machine that sucks up bees may be set up so that the honey bees may be transported safely from the site.
After the removal of the honey bees and the nest, All the equipment is packed up and the bees are transported to a bee farm. Here The honey bees will be placed in a new hive. If you are looking to start you're adventure in bee keeping, head over to our hive adoption page
Not only do we want to protect you from harm, we also want to protect the honey bees.
To prevent the least amount of damage to your property. This means clean cuts and quick response times.
With our experience in the field of bee keeping, our mission is to see honey bees thrive. We take extra care not to damage any bees and provide a safe environment before and after removal. We have removed bees in all sorts of situations including: Honey bees inside house walls, garages, and tool sheds.
If you live in or around San Antonio Texas, give us a call today for an estimate over the phone!