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The Texas Apiary Inspection Service would like to get out of the “removal world” and I can’t blame them. In our area, we’re lucky to have a list of wonderful professionals to work with, however, we’ve heard horror stories from larger cities of scams and a serious level of unprofessionalism.
Here’s the Disclaimer straight from TAIS:
Bee Removal Disclaimer
The beekeepers listed below have registered with the Texas Apiary Inspection Service as required by Texas Agriculture Code, Section 131.045, and have obtained a permit that allows the beekeeper to transport bees between counties as required by Texas Agriculture Code, Section 131.043. Beekeepers registered with the Texas Apiary Inspection Service are excluded from complying with the Texas Structural Pest Control Act pursuant to Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1951, Structural Pest Control, Section 1951.056. (See: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/OC/htm/OC.1951.htm)
The following list is provided as a public service and is not an endorsement of any of the beekeepers listed therein. The Texas Apiary Inspection Service DOES NOT license or issue permits to remove honey bees. Furthermore, the Texas Apiary Inspection Service does not have any information regarding a beekeeper’s qualifications or training to remove honey bees. The Texas Apiary Inspection Service only maintains a list of registered beekeepers and issues permits authorizing the transport of honey bees between counties when an application is submitted in accordance with Sec. 131.043(b), Tex. Ag. Code. The issuance of a permit authorizing the transport of honey bees does not indicate that a beekeeper is qualified to remove honey bees for pest control purposes.
There are 254 counties in Texas – we network with bee removal professionals throughout the state so we can help if you have trouble locating the right professional for you.
We have a blog dedicated to helping you ask the right questions – basically, make sure the guy or gal knows what they’re doing.
We personally service Brazos County, Burleson County, Bastrop County, Blanco County, Falls County, Robertson County, Leon County, Milam County, Grimes County, Harris County, Hays County, Madison County, McLennon County, Montgomery County, Washington County, Travis County for bee removal – so give us a call at 979-492-4114.