Do you see bees going in/out of your home, office, or other building?
Or, have you encountered a swarm of bees that have now formed a ball on a tree or bush?
CALL a BEEKEEPER to relocate!
I am a certified Georgia Master Beekeeper and beekeeping instructor. I am pleased to offer an alternative to the extermination of one of our most precious resources. One out of every three mouthfuls of food that we eat is attributable to the work of pollinators - like honey bees. Call me for:
Relax, I come to you! :-)
I perform careful, LIVE removals of honey bees from structures. You would be amazed at what these furry little creatures have been secretly doing in your attic, wall or floor! The good news is, honey bees typically don't hurt your masonry, wood, drywall, plumbing or wiring. They're just looking for an ample space, protected from the elements, to make a home.
I have years of training, education and experience in locating the bees - a feat not so easy as it sounds! I remove the bees alive and do my best to find and protect the queen. I make as small and as few incursion points as possible.
After removing the bees, their wax comb, larvae (baby bees), propolis and nectar, I repair your building by replacing the pieces that I carefully removed. Typically, all that remains to be done is to lightly sand and paint after any spackle or caulk has dried, which you can do or have done.
Also, I employ strategies to reduce the risk of re-infestation, such as backfilling and sealing when possible. I will advise you as to what your ongoing, infestation prevention strategy should take into consideration.
The lucky honey bees will be given a new home of their own -- far away from your location!
If you see a ball of bees that has formed on a tree limb, bush or other object (a hanging swarm), give me a call. For a nominal fee, I will drop what I am doing and come to rescue the honey bees. I will prepare, and transplant them to, a new home.
A honey bee removal story...
In modern construction, it is typical that bump-outs and bay windows are poorly insulated and sealed; these make inviting homes for honey bee colonies!
Diagnosis complete. Bees located. Incursion made.
View from below: a healthy honey bee colony above the ceiling of a bay window. "Hi girls! Don't be mad... it's just me the beekeeper here to take you to a wonderful new place to live." The good news is that honey bees don't do direct damage to your framing, wiring or plumbing. They just occupy it quite the same way as we do... appreciative to be out of the elements and have a place to keep our stuff!
Heard of Prince Albert in a can? Well, here are 12,000 bees in a cage! Wax comb, nectar, pollen, and the nursery (brood) are safely removed and tucked away for transport, as well. Time to begin the repairs...
After backfilling the space formerly occupied by the bees - to dissuade future re-inhabitation by any other buzzing pioneers that may be in the vicinity - repairs are carried out to put the structure back the way that I found it. I do everything short of the final finish work (painting), which can be done by the homeowner after our spackle and/or caulk has dried.
Here's the last stop: a lovely "honey bee retirement community" at Sheldon Gap in Oconee County, GA. With a nearby blackberry farm (you can see a small stand in the middle of the apiary - the seeds were probably dropped by a passing bird.) and pond bustling with wildlife activity, these relocated bees live in the lap of api-luxury!
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