Free Bee Removal

Why It’s NOT Truly Free

Suddenly have too many bees on your hands? Okay, maybe not your hands, but potentially on your roof, garage, or even in your walls? It’s time to get rid of them, but maybe not how you think.

Bees contribute immensely to our biodiversity and are the world’s most important pollinator of our food crops.  They are essential for our ecosystems to survive. With that being said, you may be thinking, “Great! Someone else can take these bees and make use of them!”  While that’s true, it’s also critical that a proper and experienced service removes the bees.  Many local beekeepers would jump at the opportunity to take in another hive. We highly discourage this as removing bees is not a simple feat and can be quite dangerous.  Without proper equipment, and a professional with experience, you will likely end up paying more in the long run.  We highly encourage the hiring of a legitimate bee removal company, like Your San Diego Beekeeper, even if the price does sound better for a hobbyist beekeeper.

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Consequences of Free Bee Removal

Incomplete Removal

Most hobbyist beekeepers do not remove the ENTIRE honeycomb. This becomes a problem because leftover honeycomb attracts pests like cockroaches or rodents. The scent of the leftover honeycomb may also attract new groups of bees who are looking for a new home. Besides this, old honey can start to leave a bad smell and seep through walls. We all know when honey gets on anything it can be hard to clean up. Imagine the repair bill for a honey clean up. It will be pricey, that’s for sure.

Bee Proofing Gone Wrong

Your San Diego Beekeeper knows exactly how and where to bee proof the structures around and in your home so that bees will not reenter or rebuild. Future problems won’t occur because all nooks and crannies will be properly sealed. Most free bee removal services will not be up to code with all the latest and effective techniques for bee proofing.

Structural Damage

Because bees often build their nests in walls, chimneys, roofs, and structures like garages or sheds, there is a huge potential for physical damage. Your San Diego Beekeeper is not only proficient in bee removal, but also in fixing any structural damage these bees may have caused. We will be sure to return your property to its original condition.

The Bee Removal Process

Our professional and trained bee technicians use a unique vacuum system approach that allows us to safely suck the bees from the swarm area alive. All bees and honey are stored in bee safe boxes and taken away from your property. All residue will also be removed from the area.

After we have finished removing the honey bees and cleaning up we will introduce them into a hive at our San Diego Apiary. There the colony will surely begin to thrive in their new environment where they can carry on being bees.

The Investment

“Okay, okay. So I should hire a professional. What’s it going to cost me?”

The cost of expert bee removal is dependent on a variety of factors including but not limited too: the size of the hive, structural damage if any, and the difficulty of the removal.

Other costs may include

  • Special tools + equipment
  • 24/7 availability
  • Travel and/or mileage
  • Licenses and insurance related to the project

Your San Diego Beekeeper

Hopefully, you have a better understanding of all that comes with expert bee removal, and the importance of hiring a professional. It’s a tough job that requires proper methods to remove the bees as humanely and safely as possible. It’s something that should be left to the professionals.

While some people consider a bee swarm or hive to be a nuisance, here at Your San Diego Beekeepers, we call it an opportunity! Removing a hive takes an extremely careful and professional team. Call Your San Diego Beekeeper today to get a free estimate. Additionally, we’ll even come out and take a look before the removal completely free of charge!