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If you came to this page, you probably have honey bees on your property in a location that is undesirable to you. For some people, your initial instinct might be to call a local exterminator.
But that is NOT what you should do.
Honey bees create their colonies (their home) inside a void. This might be the sofit area next to your roof, between the studs of a wall, inside a tree cavity, etc. The point is, what you see flying around is usually a small percentage of the entire colony. If you were to simply spray the bees, it would be like you killed a 5 to 15 pound animal inside your walls. And like all dead animals, they will begin to rot (and stink) in short order. Additionally, any stored honey in the hive is no longer being maintained – which means it will begin to drip and leak into the structure. Not only will this create a real mess – it will attract other pests such as rodents, roaches, and other bees…
This also means that the skills & tools required to extract the bees AND THE HONEYCOMB is beyond those of the average beekeeper. Not to mention the liability issue if removing the bees involves opening up a part of your home.
And then there is the fact that we, as a human species, need honey bees. It is estimated that honey bees pollinate approximately 35% of the food we consume.
So what SHOULD you do?
Answer: Call a professional who specializes in the live removal of honey bees. Yes, most of them (us) charge – but then again, it is not unlike any other professional service you may need (eg. an electrician, a plumber, or an exterminator). Our members are independent businesses which have been vetted to provide you with the best service possible, safely & professionally. If you would like to contact one of our members, you will first need to determine which type of our member you need – based on whether your “honey bee problem” is a Colony or a Swarm.
Incidentally, most reputable pest control companies will actually tell you the same information as above. Many of them will no longer kill honey bees as a matter of company policy.