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 Alpharetta 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 Alpharetta 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 Alpharetta GA.
The Life of Honey 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.
Bee Removal From Your Home
Most people are not an expert on beehive removal or bee removal in [post_name]. When the homeowner discovers a hive most are worried about being stung and will just leave it be. It is advisable that if you find a beehive on your [post_name] property call a professional to look at. The reason is that even a small hive can become a nuisance quickly, especially around springtime. At this time, they are going out to find a new home and lay eggs. The queen bee can produce thousands of eggs every day and continually reproduce during the warm months. That tiny hive could double or triple in size and by midsummer, there could be twenty thousand bees in the hive. The hive has everything that the needs for survival, which includes pollen, honey, worker bees, and larvae. The small hive may only weigh a few pounds but if it is an established and active beehive, there could be over one hundred pounds of honey in the combs. As you can see this type of hive can make beehive removal potentially messy and more difficult.
During the summer when the temperature starts to rise, the beehive will rely on the bees to help keep the wax inside the hive cool. If the hive is left alone for any reason, the wax can start to melt and cause the hive to collapse. Attempting to move its contents and hive can be costly and difficult. With any beehive removal the sooner the problem is taken care of the less complicated and expensive it will be.
If you have no experience removing a beehive it is best to call a professional as they have the tools and protective coverings to do the job so they do not get stung.