Hive Removal Process
Bee hive removal is a completely different service than for hornet nest removals. Honey Bees are pollinators, we as humans, have to preserve and protect bees. We do everything in our power to relocate the entire colony with the Queen Bee intact. It takes a completely different (tender) approach since our goal is to minimize the harm that we subject to the bees.
After we are hired for the bee hive removal, we clean out the cavity and attempt to seal the entry on the outside to prevent future entry. We donate the hive (not sell) it to the local beekeepers clubs to support and inspire them to continue their path to be a stewards over the bees.
The price is substantially higher if we have to cut into a wall, soffit, vent, etc. We try our best to explain the process over the phone so everyone feels as comfortable as possible. However, this process involves a lot of “unknowns”. You do not know how big the hive is, no one knows until we open up the structure and get our eyes on the hive.
We warn everyone that we do everything in our power to keeps costs down and we do have some of the lowest prices for bee hive removals from within a structure but when we cut into a wall, ceiling or soffit box – we do not restore the wall, ceiling or soffit to it’s original condition. We get in, remove the hive and clean it up and then temporary patch with plastic sheeting or tape and you have to fix the damage caused by gaining access to the hive.
Our goal is to find the least expensive way to access the hive. We immediate attempt to collect the parts of the comb which contain the brood (babies or pupa) and the Queen. Once we get as much as we can access our goal switches to hive removal & clean-up.
The price we charge to remove hives is a flat-rate base and an hourly rate thereafter. It is our goal to get in and out of those ridiculously HOT protective suits and get on to the next call. Call us to discuss your specific situation so we can help!
“The way humanity manages or mismanages its nature-based assets, including pollinators, will in part define our collective future in the 21st century……The fact is that of the 100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees.”
– Achim Steiner
- Honey Bee or Honeybee? Answer: According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, “honeybee” is spelled as one word. However, according to the ESA Common Names of Insects Database, they are spelled as two words — “honey bee”.
- It is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.
- Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it’s the only food that contains “pinocembrin”, an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.
- Honey bees have 6 legs, 2 compound eyes made up of thousands of tiny lenses (one on each side of the head), 3 simple eyes on the top of the head, 2 pairs of wings, a nectar pouch, and a stomach.
- Honey bees have 170 odorant receptors, compared with only 62 in fruit flies and 79 in mosquitoes. Their exceptional olfactory abilities include kin recognition signals, social communication within the hive, and odor recognition for finding food. Their sense of smell is so precise that it could differentiate hundreds of different floral varieties and tell whether a flower carried pollen or nectar from meters away.
- The honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.
- The average worker bee produces only about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
- A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect a little over 32 ounces of honey.
- It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee’s flight around the world.
- A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
- A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honeybees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work.
- The queen bee can live up to 5 years and her role is to fill the hive with eggs. She is the busiest in the summer months, when the hive needs to be at its maximum strength, she lays up to 2500 eggs per day. The queen bee has control over whether she lays male or female eggs. If she uses stored sperm to fertilize the egg, the larva that hatches are female. If the egg is left unfertilized, the larva that hatches are males.
- Larger than the worker bees, the male honey bees (also called drones), have no stinger and do no work at all. All they do is mating. In fact, before winter or when food becomes scarce, female honeybees usually force surviving males out of the nest.
- Only worker bees sting, and only if they feel threatened and they die once they sting. Queens have a stinger, but they don’t leave the hive to help defend it. It is estimated that 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal unless allergic than it could take only 1.
- Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing.
- During winter, honey bees feed on the honey they collected during the warmer months. They form a tight cluster in their hive to keep the queen and themselves warm.
If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live?” – Albert Einstein
We have a couple other websites which address issues with honey bee hive removal & hornet nest removal services. Our primary website also has a page dedicated to bee hive removal: http://animaltrappingremoval.com/bee-hornet/