Robert has been professionally removing honey bees from structures for the past 29 years and has 44 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
Serving The entire North Shore, the South Shore, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Slidell, Covington, Mandeville, Big Branch, Folsom, St. Bernard Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, St. James Parish, St. Charles Parish, Lacombe, Laplace, Houma and many more cities and towns in honey bee removal, honey bee relocation, removing honey comb from structures, preventing re-infestation and much more in the management of honey bee control since 1987! For Local Professional, Bee Removal. Registered Beekeeper: #15-0930
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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