Bee Pictures! Our
Bee Yard Diagnosis
Sonoma County, CA
WE DO NOT KILL BEES! If you have a swarm or a hive
that needs removal, please call us:
Liz: (707) 696-0861
We are experienced in both bee removal and any necessary
carpenterial repair skills. We have scaffolding, but if
the hive is over 25 feet high, we may need to rent a boom.
check out my blog for recent removals:
Hive Removal Disclaimer.
My husband, Joey, and I have been capturing swarms and removing
hives from homes in Sonoma County since 2001. We keep bees in
several locations across the county for honey. Our pleasure is
to see the newest place "the ladies" have set up home. We once
removed a burgeoning hive from behind a mantlepiece (below.. click
on image to zoom in)
Using a boom to access the eaves of a 3-story water tower.
you call us before they move in (and make honeycomb, lay eggs,
settle down), when they're just a swarm, we'll all be MUCH
happier. DON'T WAIT!
A swarm in Novato(above) / a swarm in Santa Rosa (below)
Most often you'll see swarms hanging off a tree
limb, or in a bush, or on a sign. CALL US THEN and they'll be
gone within the hour and living in comfort in one of our hive boxes
we call the "Bee B & B".
MORE BEE PICTURES!
REASONS WHY YOU
SHOULDN'T JUST KILL BEES WITH PESTICIDES:
1) STAINING/STRUCTURAL DAMAGE: You can't just kill off a honey bee colony with
insecticides and then ignore it. A hive could easily have 100 lbs. of
honey in the walls. Once the bees are dead, there is no way to control the
temperature inside the cavity, the summer heat will melt the wax, honey
will start coming out of the comb and you could have honey leaking through
your walls and window sills, causing stains and other damage.
2) ATTRACTIVE TO OTHER PESTS: In addition, a dead honey bee colony with
all that honey is very attractive to other animals like wasps, ants,
cockroaches and rodents which might start working their way into the crawl
space of the house. And then there is the smell of a decaying honey bee
colony with 40,000 bees and another 20,000 larvae and pupae, fermenting
honey, the works.
3) THEY'LL COME BACK: You can't just seal off the hole and wait, because
the bees will live for a long time and start looking for a way out,
possibly chewing holes into plasterboard and such in attempt to find an
escape route. And if you have hive smell remaining in your house, it
will attract other swarms and you'll have the same problem all over again.
4) PESTICIDES ARE BAD FOR YOU AND OTHER BEES: Not only would you be
exposing you and your family to potentially toxic pesticides, any residual
pesticide will be picked up and transferred to other colonies of honeybees
and kill them too. Many poisonings of honey bee colonies occur for this
reason (transferred pesticides). We need the bees! They make
most of our food possible!