Bee Removal Services for the Public
If a swarm of bees decides to hang out around your place, or worse, moves in permanently, we can help with our Bee Removal Services. We offer both Swarm Capture and Cut Out Services.
What is a Swarm?
Sometimes bees will leave a hive and swarm looking for a new home. They’ll do this when a hive becomes overpopulated and half the colony leaves to establish a new home or because the entire colony was forced to abandon their original hive. A swarm includes a queen bee along a mass of worker bees. They will be gathered together in a cluster that hangs from a tree, fence post or porch, for example. The bees of a swarm will be exposed, that is, they are not in a suitable container for building a hive. In essence, a swarm is looking for a new place to make a home.
Swarm Capture – If you have a Swarm
Call us! We will capture the bees before they make a hive in your house or on your property. By capturing the swarm, we save the bees and you from the possible harm of pesticides.
We pick up swarms for free if they are within reach, usually 10 feet or lower. We do ask for a donation of $50 to help with our expense of labor and fuel. We capture the swarm and place it in one of our bee boxes to be used for pollination.
To get the colony up to sustainable size it takes considerable resources on our part in terms of feeding and equipment. Usually it takes an entire year of work with a hive to get it up to a usable size. Your $50 contribution will go toward the care and feeding of the bees and support us in our labors.
Cut-Out Service – If the Swarm has formed a Hive
If for some reason a bee colony has established itself inside your home or shed please contact Lieber Honey. We’ll send our bee guys to remove the hive in an eco-friendly way.
If at all possible we will relocate the hive into one of our boxes and help them become a productive hive.
When contacting us, please be prepared to answer these questions so we can better prepare to assist you:
- Where are the bees, and what are they in?
- Is the location 1st or 2nd story, etc?
- How high is the hive entrance (where the bees come and go)?
- What materials are the bees housed in – metal, wood, something else?
- How long have they been there?
Keep your distance from the hive. This is the single best thing to avoid being stung.
If you do get stung move quickly into a sealed structure like your house or car. The sting will release a pheromone that will bring other bees towards you.
If you don’t bother the bees, they won’t bother you. While this may be difficult if the hive is located inside the house or by a main entrance, it is best to avoid the area around the hive until help arrives.