Honey Bee Rescue in Georgia

We have been beekeepers for 8 years and started doing honey bee rescue a few years ago. We learned mostly by watching youtube videos mostly made by JP The Bee Man. We are now friends with him on Facebook and he knows our story.

10 Lessons We Can Learn From Honeybees

We made our own bee vacuum to make our removals more successful and when I say that I am referring to not killing the honey bees. The removal process of a beehive in the walls usually takes a few hours to remove. There is nothing easy about removing bees from a building. It is hot in the bee suit, you have to be patient and gentle to protect the bees and then there is the clean up.


Sustaining the Honeybee

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Nothing is worse than finding bees in your [post_name] home because they can be dangerous and annoying. Many times you can just open the door or window and shoo them back outside but there are times that you will find it is not just one bee but an infestation. A [post_name] homeowner can do a bee removal on their own but sometimes it will require the services of a bee exterminator. One bee that you should worry about finding in your home is the carpenter bee. These bees do not sting but are harmful to wood because they make holes in the wood. Another type of bee that you need to worry about finding in your home is the yellow jacket wasps. They sting just because they want to without provocation and like to make nests in any corner or nook.

Bee removal-yellow jacket wasps

To get rid of the nest you need to wait until dusk when the bees have returned home and their reflexes are not as fast as they would be during the day. Make sure that you are wearing protective coverings to help prevent any stings. One way to do this is to hold a burning paper right at the entrance or just below the nest. They will get irritated and leave the nest. Once they are all gone you can knock down the nest and take it out to destroy by smashing it or burning it. You can also spray it with an insecticide.


How Much Does Bee Removal Cost?

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Bees are beneficial insects in [post_name]. They generally will not sting unless bothered. If no one in your household is allergic to bees, it is best to leave them alone. If there is an infestation of bees, you can use several approaches for bee removal. It is important that you make sure that it is bees and not wasps because the techniques to get rid of the infestation differ. When doing bee removal, there are two basic options.

Humane bee removal

This method is usually recommended because of them being beneficial to the ecosystem. To use this method you will need to call in a [post_name] beekeeper. During this process of bee removal, the queen bee and all the worker bees are moved into a box and then the hive is removed. This is done during the evening when the bees are less active and more bees are in the hive. When the hive is removed all of the honey and beeswax must be removed. If not other bees may be attracted to the area and you will face the same problem over again. What attract other bees are the lingering bee pheromones. The [post_name] beekeeper will move the bees to a new location and set up with a new hive.

To dispose of the beehive properly once all the bees are dead you can place it in a plastic garbage bag, tie it securely, and put in a garbage can with a tight lid. If you have an area where you can burn things you could also burn the hive. Once you have cleaned the area watch to make sure that no more bees try to build a hive or nest there. If you notice the start of a new nest or hive there, knock it down before it becomes a problem.


Bee Control

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Honey bees are some of the most fascinating and productive insects that most people are likely to encounter in their day-to-day lives. They pollinate our flowers and crops, and provide honey for the breakfast table. Unfortunately, bees are being threatened by diseases like Colony Collapse Disorder -- a mysterious die-off that has been in the news recently.

So when they move into unwanted spaces, it is important to safely remove them intact whenever possible. Let's take a look at the life of a honey bee colony, and what to do if you encounter honey bees that need to be removed.

Honey bee hives

A bee hive is organized around the life of the queen bee who is the parent of every bee in the colony. All of the bees in a hive are female, except for drones. Their job is simple -- mate with the queen to ensure the survival of the hive. One bee hive can contain up to 100,000 bees.

Established hives

It is when bee colonies move into unwanted structures, particularly homes, that the situation can become more tricky. Bees prefer wooden structures that are sheltered from the elements, making houses a common destination. They tend to build under [post_name] home's eaves or inside the walls.

This type of removal is not always a free bee hive removal, since boards may need to be pried loose and replaced, and specialized equipment may be required. However, the outcome is usually good if the bees can be accessed.


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