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Bee Swarm Removal: What to do, and What Not to do

  • Firstly, do NOT spray a pesticide or any other chemicals. Do not throw anything at the swarm in an attempt to drive it away!  You'll only aggravate the bees. Call us as soon as possible.

  • Its helpful if you let us know where the bees are (tree, wall, ground, etc.) How high up they are. How long have they been there. If you can send a picture. This information gives us a idea of what type of equipment we need to bring.

  • If the bee’s are in your chimney the best thing to do is make a smokey fire. Bees don’t like smoke and will leave. As soon as possible contact a chimney sweep or contractor who can put a screen on top to keep them from returning.

If we agree to help you, but the swarm moves on before we arrive, do let us know as soon as possible. It’s only fair and anyway, there may come a time in the future when you’ll need our assistance again! You will be saving this valuable pollinator from extinction by allowing a beekeeper to provide a safe home for your bees.

 PLEASE NOTE: If bees have taken up residence in the walls, attic,or other part of a building, it may need to be opened up to retrieve the bees, comb and honey. Although all options will be discussed, the owner of the building is responsible for the cost of the repairs to the building and beekeepers may charge a fee for the extra effort to retrieve bees from a structure.