As beekeepers, we realize that bees are notorious for finding a home in places where they may be “unwanted” and we’re happy to help people relocate those bees to homes more suitable for them and the person who needs them gone! There are quality companies that do this safely, quickly, and slowly so that the bees can be relocated successfully.
There’s no reason to kill or spray bees, in fact, it can cause more problems and cost more to kill them than to safely remove them. When doing live honey bee removals, it’s important to consider the long term effect of not handling it right the first time. We’ve heard nightmare stories of homes that get bees every year because they weren’t properly sealed up afterwards. It’s important to do each step right, and the bee extraction expert can help provide you with the information and contacts to do so.
The bee relocation company will have lots of questions for you, but here are a few questions you can ask them in return!
- Will you kill the bees? The answer to this question should always be no. Although some bees may be accidently squashed, the intention of the relocation company should be to remove the bees safely and with as little stress as possible.
- Do you have construction experience? It seems like common sense that someone that may have to tear into your home would have construction experience, but more often than not, bee removal services are hobbyists and beekeepers with no experience in construction. Depending on the level of difficulty, this may cause more damage than necessary to your home for you to deal with later. It’s important to feel comfortable with the person removing the bees and their experience level for the job you need completed.
- When can you come get them? Be prepared for a variety of answers on this question. Depending on the severity of your situation, the bee removal service may take shorter or longer. It’s good to have clear expectations. They should, however, come and see the problem in person pretty quickly to help you get better clarity on what to expect.
Often times, people think bees need to be killed because they stung them or they represent a threat. The reality is that bees live all around us and go relatively unnoticed because they keep to themselves. It’s usually when we start messing with them that they become defensive, or if they feel like they need to protect their home and honey.
It’s normal for bees to get more “stingy” during a removal, so it’s important to make sure you take precautions and leave it to the experts!
If you’re looking for bee removal services or a hive relocations, we help people with honey bee extractions all over the Brazos Valley and sometimes beyond. We have a great network of beekeepers in Texas and we’re happy to help you find the best specialist near you! Call us at 979-492-4114 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.