Robert has been professionally removing honey bees from structures for the past 26 years and has 41 years of experience as a highly skilled finish carpenter. He has been called upon many times to speak at conventions, seminars and beekeeping institutes on how to remove, relocate and prevent re-infestation of feral colonies of honey bees. If you are experiencing a problem with honey bees, call Robert now, his cell phone number is: (985) 969-4647
Bee removal is dangerous and difficult work! Stinging
insects, ladders and electric saws in the hands of most people, is a recipe
for disaster! As stated before, Robert is a highly skilled craftsman and for
your added security, Robert is fully insured! Don't trust
your most valued possession, your home, to just anyone.
Robert, owner of Honey Bee Removal
and Shelby on his pirate ship goofing off, Shelby style! I don't think it was loaded?
side note; our area, Lee's Landing Road, is where the
History channel films a portion of the
show starring my friend and neighbor “Swamp Man Shelby
Stanga”. He has become so popular now he has his own show
Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man".
People love him, he's a riot! If you are one of his many
fans from around the country that come to visit him, stop in
at Robert's place and pick you up a fresh bottle of
Ponchatoula's Best honey! (985) 969-4647
Registered Beekeeper: #13-0930
There comes a time when the honey bee goes from being a beneficial insect to a real pest! That time is when they have decided to move into your house. Whether they are in your wall, ceiling, roof overhang, or even under your house, time is of the essence to have them removed! Take a few minutes and go through the picture page and see what an established honeybee colony looks like. Also take a look at the yellow jacket/honey bee page, many times over the years I have seen people mistake one for the other. If they turn out to be yellow jackets, we remove them also. The frequently asked questions page will also be of some help to you ."
Before we go any further discussing the reasons for a quick removal, I must tell you, that if you have bees in a tree, that is a good thing. We need our feral bees and if we cannot allow them to stay in our structures, the trees are all they have. Rule of thumb, if the tree is in an area exposed to people, a safe height for those bees is about 20' above the ground or higher and away from all play grounds. We recommend and like having bees in trees, great for the environment and the neighborhood! If for some reason you can't live with them, then we will remove them for you.
Now back to the reasons for a quick removal...honey bees build their hive very fast and very large! Within three weeks it is nothing for the nest to be the size of a five gallon bucket, and by the end of the season to be the size of three or four five gallon buckets. Secondly, once the bees have a chance to bring in propolis (tree gum/sap), and the queen gets in one egg cycle (21 days), the pheromones and different scents of the hive will be deposited and will linger and attract bees back to that spot for many years to come. Please go to the Frequently Asked Questions page and see Question and Answer number 2.
Once a colony of bees are established, and you
choose to exterminate them rather than remove the hive, or they die on
their own for whatever reason, it is equivalent to unplugging your
refrigerator and leaving everything in there to decay. Within that nest, are thousands of
bees, brood and gallons of honey just waiting to
through every crack
and crevice available.
Below is a time elapsed video of a small swarm of bees moving into a wooden box just the same as they would move into the walls of your house. What you will see here is what a small swarm can do in just 90 days. I have seen large swarms achieve this in 45 days. Many people who experience a new invasion of bees in their house tell me they could hear the bees hitting and bouncing all over the interior of the wall. You will notice in the beginning of the video how the bees do just that. Once they get settled in you should just hear a steady buzz as they grow and grow and grow and...
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