Honey bees will normally build a hive in an open covered area of your building where there is no insulation. If you believe you have a hive of honey bees in your Decatur home more than likely they are in between the floors of your home. Our process for removing the honey bees is to go into the hive from underneath keeping your repair bill down with only drywall repair.
Even though the honey bees are entering your Decatur home at one place does not mean that is where the beehive is. They can travel behind the wall all the way up to the soffit.
It helps if you can take pictures of the area they are entering your home and send them to us. We can do a lot of assessment with your pictures before we arrive. We will ask you questions when we call about the structure so we can be ready with the tools needed to do the bee removal job properly in Decatur GA.
10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Bees
These are the factors that determine the cost of bee removal in [post_name] GA and what you should look for in the way of a permanent and ecological solution. Grab a pencil because you will want to jot these points down and convey them to your bee technician when you call him for a estimate. Here we go.
The main factors that determine the cost of bee removal are:
- How big is the space where they are inhabiting?
- How long have they been there?
- How high off the ground are they?
- How aggressive are your bees?
How big is the space?
Bees will grow until they reach their limits. When they reach that limit they will instinctively begin to feed Royal Jelly to a bee larva and produce another queen. The new queen will remain and the old queen will fly off with half the worker bees and start a new home. So be careful, that could mean that you end up with 2 or more new colonies to remove! Bees divide from 3 to 13 times per year! If the space where your bees are residing is small they will divide more often but if they are in a big space those bees will continue to build their colony until its quite large. So it's easy to see that more time, in a bigger space, will more likely mean you will have a big bee colony to remove. Most companies will give you a best case and worse case estimate of costs based on the "history" of infestation. Lets talk a little about spaces.
The last factor is something that has grown to be a consideration in recent years with the arrival of the African Killer bee, so called. These are honey bees that have a very aggressive nature and they will hybridize with our domestic bees and make a more aggressive bee. If the bees are too aggressive then more care and greater pains must be made to make sure your situation is being handled quickly and safely including the need for your bee technician to spend more time in a hot bee suit, this potentially can add to the over all price of resolving your bee issues. Its important to note that very few bees are so aggressive that they need to be destroyed. So please, if you can, consider live bee removal and save the bees.
The Life of Honey Bees
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.