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 Damascus 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 Damascus 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 Damascus GA.
Tips for Beehive Removal
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.
Sustaining the Honeybee
Not every insect is a pest.
Honey bees - especially those cultivated by professional beekeepers - are quite possibly the most important beneficial insect species we have. There's more to it than just the honey, too. According to the USDA, roughly one-third of our diet is made up of crops that are pollinated by bees. Many plants wouldn't produce vegetables and fruit if it weren't for the work done by honey bees.
Unless there is a colony or hive located near people or pets, it's best to leave well enough alone and let the honey bees do their thing. If you find a hive in a spot that's troubling, a reliable exterminator can eliminate the colony or, in some cases, move it to a safer place.
With all that said, however, there are instances when bees can be a serious threat. "Killer" bees are not just a myth - they are a real phenomenon known as Africanized honey bees.
So how do you tell a normal honey bee and its hive from one that's Africanized? You can't, and that amplifies the danger. It's only been recently that state and federal officials have added Arkansas and Oklahoma to the list of areas that AHBs now inhabit. They were first found in southeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas in 2005, but they have steadily moved into broader areas of both states.
Today, you should consider any bee and its colony to be Africanized, just to be on the safe side. If you see a hive, move away quickly and contact a trusted pest management agency and your local county extension office. If you are stung, RUN and don't stop running until you are safely indoors or in some other enclosure, like your car.