Honeybee Removal

Honeybee Removal VacWe provide Honeybee Removal and remove and relocate numerous honeybee colonies from homes in the Shreveport Bossier City Metropolitan Area and most of Louisiana. Honey bees are removed alive using a specially designed vacuum system called a Beevac. The Beevac draws the bees into their new home called a hive body which is loaded with comb and lure. Once removed, the bees are relocated in that hive body to a beekeeper’s Louisiana state certified apiary south of Bossier City Louisiana.

Our honeybee removal procedures are guaranteed not to fail! It is physically impossible for another honey bee colony to come back and build new honeycomb in the same area we have removed a colony from. The procedure used by most pest control companies is to drill holes in the wall and spray or dust the honeybees with pesticides in an attempt to kill all the bees in the colony. This is a very difficult task and is rarely successful! If the hive is not removed, the bees will return! I have been hired on several jobs to come in behind pest control companies and remove (cutout) hives and honey where they have been trying to kill the honey bees for over two years! I can typically have the honeybee hive removed and the colony relocated alive in just a few hours with a guarantee that it is impossible for them to return.

With all the problems honeybees are having with Colony Collapse Disorder, nosema, American foul brood, chalk brood, and parasites such as hive beetles, varroa mites, Small Hive Beetles and wax moths why would you want to kill honey bees anyway? We understand that they can be a problem when they move into your home but the right thing to do is to have them removed alive and intact. As much of the colonies original comb is relocated and used in the new hive body as possible. Honeybees are responsible for pollinating our food, fruits, vegetables, trees, flowers…. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to have to do any pollinating myself so let’s do what we can to help the honeybees, protect pollinators and keep them around to do what they do best!

We are often asked “Who can remove honey bees from my house?” and “How are honey bees removed from a wall?” We offer professional and insured removal services for eco-friendly Live Honeybee Removal and we hive the bees after removal and relocate them on our own property. Many times a “cut out” needs to be performed in order to remove the honey and brood combs from the walls of structure. All of our bee removal work is professionally done instead of simply “trapping out” the honey bees or spraying unwanted pesticides on them.

Eco-Friendly Honeybee RemovalWe Do Not Use Pesticides on Honeybees! By removing the honey and combs and disinfecting and sanitizing the wall voids, we are able to help prevent ants or other insects from entering your home to rob the honey and comb and to eliminate the possibility of honey and honeybee brood rot seeping through the interior walls of your home and causing a horrible rotten odor. The honeycomb and honey must be removed from the wall void to eliminate future problems. If you neglect this step, you are asking for trouble! Call a “hobby bee keeper” if you want a quick temporary fix. Providing effective low-cost removal services from walls, roofs, attics, chimneys and other odd places bees nest in with solutions for recurring problems.

Bee removal is often dangerous and difficult; A few bees in the house or bees buzzing around the exterior, a chimney, vent, or eave is usually sign of a beehive. An established beehive typically will consist of 10,000 to 50,000 bees. An average beehive can have 25 to 100 lbs of honey and comb. Often, a bee exterminator is used to exterminate the bees, but the honeycomb is left in the wall. Removal of the honeycomb is the key to solving a bee problem and not creating bigger problems that require pest control for rodents and bugs, structural repair from melted honey, and more bee removal problems in the future.

Honeybee Relocation

If the bee colony has just appeared and is congregating outdoors, it is called a swarm. In the lower half of the United States an average swarm may be about 5,000 bees and about the size of a football and often beard shaped. For the remainder of the United States and Canada, the swarms are generally larger. In the case of a swarm, it can be best to leave it alone; bees will typically rest on a tree, bush, or an external structure for a few days before moving on. If the bees have not left within a few days, bee removal is the next option. If the bees are in your wall, attic, chimney, roof or an enclosed area, the sooner you address the problem the less honeycomb will need to be removed.