If you have a honeybee hive in your home and building, it must be removed and relocated. To remove them, we have to open up the outside wall where they are located. (See YouTube Video at the Bottom of this page) We work to do minimal damage. Next, we remove the honeybees, honeycomb, and egg chambers. There are often between 20,000 to 80,000 honeybees in one hive. This process takes between 4 to 6 hours, sometimes more. After we are finished, the property owner is responsible for hiring a carpenter to repair the area and make it tight so no new hives move in.
Removal from structures and outside locations should be done by a professional who has the equipment and knowledge necessary to pinpoint the location of the honey bees and properly remove the bees. Many people will try to eradicate the bees on their own by spraying the bees with commercial pest spray. While these sprays will many times kill some of the honey bees, it almost never kills them all. Spraying the honey bees will not remove the comb, honey, eggs, and larvae that are present in the walls or ceilings of the structure. As many as 20,000 to 80,000 bees could be in your ceiling or walls. Don’t put yourself in danger.
Here’s a picture of a hive we removed from a building at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT.
Spraying Can Cause “A Dead Hive Condition”…Trouble!
Do not let an exterminator or any “beekeeper” come near the honeybees in your home with poisons. Not only is it illegal, but it will create a huge mess!
A “dead hive” condition will cause you further problems such as fermented (Dripping) honey and rotting larvae within the wall or ceiling. The moisture and smell will attract other pests such as roaches, flies, and rodents who will feed on the remaining material. The moisture can also cause structural damage to your home. Check out this website to get an idea of the damage caused by poisoning honeybees.
Other honeybees will also try to reestablish further colonies if the void is not cleaned and sealed properly. If you have honeybees present in a structure and want to remove them please call our professional honey bee removal experts. We never use pesticides. We will remove the honeybees, brood, comb, and honey.