A honeybee colony will send scout bees to search 30 square miles for a new home. Unfortunately, bees can decide to move in too close for comfort. We work hard to rescue and relocate honeybees around Birmingham, Alabama to a better home where they can get back to being busy as a bee.
Please read below to identify which type of honeybee situation you have. A bee swarm is a specific situation for honeybees, as opposed to bees that are actively living inside a building is completely separate situation requires specialized equipment.
Swarms can be removed for free or a nominal $20 charge and established hives with comb cost several hundred dollars and take hours of work to remove. When we speak with you, we will ask for details about where the bees are.
- How many hours or days have you notice the bees?
- Are the bees going into and out of a building?
- Where and how high are the bees?
- If the bees are in a ball, what size ball are they in? Baseball, soccer ball, 2 basketballs, etc..
- Has anybody disrupted the bees at all?
- How urgently do you need the bees removed?
- Is there a power source within 100' of the bees?
- How many bees do you see? 10, 100, 10,000, etc...
IF YOU HAVE A SWARM OF HONEYBEES NEAR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, PLEASE CONTACT US QUICKLY THROUGH THIS FORM OR CALL/TEXT SO WE CAN REMOVE IT.
Texting a picture to us is enormously helpful, so please send that if you can. Go to our contact us page for contact information.
A large cluster of bees hanging in a tree can look terrifying, but honeybees are extremely gentle when doing this. A swarm is typically noticed as a cluster, rather than a group of thousands of bees in the air. A swarm of honeybees rests in a temporary home while scout bees look for a new home. It can actually take several days for scout bees to find a nearby home that will meet their standards. In the meantime, honeybees keep warm and eat honey saved up in their stomachs.
While bees are swarming and are clustered together, scout bees are making daily flights to inspect cavities for a potential home. Returning scout bees make energetic "waggle dances" on the surface of the cluster to report their findings. Eventually, worker bees will democratically decide the best location option for a new home. Interestingly, the queen has no say in where they will go.
Honeybees can only sting once and die quickly after stinging, sacrificing their lives for the sake of the colony. Because a honeybee will die if its stings and has no "home" to defend, a swarm of honeybees is less apt to sting and are very gentle. When the honeybees decide to move to their new home, or if they decide to start their home where they are, they can become more of a nuisance to those nearby.
LIVE HONEYBEE REMOVALS
Honeybees are having a tough enough time surviving without people killing them on purpose. Exterminators will offer to kill honeybees, but unfortunately they don't do a complete job. All of the honeybees, comb, brood, and honey must be removed from the nest site. Leaving comb and honey behind will attract ants and other insects looking for a free meal, typically causing another problem. More importantly, the scent of residual comb will also attract other honeybees looking for a place to build a new home.
This is why we promise to do 100% live bee removals from homes and businesses. We will safely remove bees, comb, and honey and prevent future honeybees from moving in. Honeybees will expand their population to nearly 70,000 in the early summer and will reduce their population to 10,000 in the winter. Because of this, a honeybee nest may go unnoticed. The longer honeybees live in one location, the more bees, honey, and comb they will produce.
To find the bees, we use a heat sensing technology to accurately find the nest. Saving time, money and unnecessary cutting. After safely removing the adult and young bees, comb and honey, we fill the space with insulation to discourage other bees from moving in. If possible, we will seal the original bee's entrance to prevent any further bees from entering. While we cannot always return the area back to it's original condition, we will do all that we can to repair the area in a reasonable way. In some occasions, addition repair work will be necessary, but sometimes it is not necessary.