You may have come to this page because you or someone you know has a Beehive in your house or tree and you want to have it removed. Additionally, You have seen the many News reports concerning the recently large loss of bees. The term for this large loss of bees is Colony Collapse Disorder.
You want to do the Right Thing and SAVE-THE-BEES.
Therefore you are wondering why a Beekeeper won't come and remove the bees for FREE. After All, he/she gets to keep the bees. Right? Here is why Live Bee Removals cost money? Live bee removals should be done by a registered and experienced beekeeper who is licensed and insured.
Just like some professionals service pools and air conditioning units and repairs roofs, etc, live Bee Removal Specialists are professionals who deserve to bee paid for their hard work saving the honey bee. It costs the specialist fees to be a registered beekeeper to keep the bees, provide a state-approved hive and queen for them, and pay the costs of their insurance and tools of the trade. Value your beekeeper as you would any other specialist!
The Palm Beach Beekeepers Association does NOT do Bee Removals. You may contact our members that do removals and discuss your situation with them.
We recommend that you contact more than one member, understanding that they are independent contractors, with different experiences and skill sets, some are companies while some are independent beekeepers, some are insured and some are not.
One thing you can and must do to prevent the bees from comming back is to secure the outside of your house.That means closing up any holes in your exterior that are larger than 1/4 inch. Holes in walls that pipes go through are great doorways for a hive. Ask your handyman to seal up your house. Fill holes with insulation or caulk so they do not have a place to hide and grow in.
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