SWARM REMOVAL

 

Swarms can occur in our area beginning Spring-Fall. 

What is a Swarm? When a honey bee colony becomes overcrowded or decide it's time to leave, they begin making new queen cells and gear up to relocate. Scout bees search for their new location several days prior to leaving. Once it's moving day, the old queen and 40-60% of the hive will leave. Sometimes the colony will land at a temporary location, before arriving at their final destination, e.g. tree branch, fence post, shrubbery, etc. When you see this free-standing tight cluster of bees, please do not spray them. Beekeepers are always willing to capture the swarm and relocate them to a safe place. In mid-flight or tight in a cluster, swarms are typically very docile. 

We collect swarms in the Chattanooga area. Please contact us immediately when you encounter a swarm. Pictures are always helpful

Contact us with your information- we offer reasonably priced swarm removal within the Chattanooga area.


LIVE BEE REMOVAL

 

Live Bee Removal is where we remove a living Honey Bee colony from an existing location.

Perhaps you discover you have bees living inside the soffit of your house, wall, irrigation meter, or even have bees in old beekeeping equipment that you would like to have safely removed. Again, please do not euthanize the bees. Often times, homeowners will kill the bees, leaving the hive contents still inside the structure. This can either cause another colony to discover the contents and move right in, or the honey, wax and brood will attract rodents, roaches and/or other insects, since bees are no longer tending to that area.

Contact us for a quote on a Live Bee Removal. If we can safely remove the colony and it's entire contents, we will most certainly do so. 


BEE TREE REMOVAL

 

Bee Tree Removal is where we remove a living Honey Bee colony from a tree by way of a one way exit.

First and foremost one of the best places for honey bees to live is inside a tree. Our first suggestion is to "leave them bee". This is a very natural, safe place for a feral hive to reside.

If you feel the bees absolutely cannot remain in the tree, then a trap-out method is a great option for removing the colony. The trap-out consists of a one way exit for the bees to leave. In most cases, the bees will move into our equipment where they can safely be relocated. This process has a high success rate in our experience. 

This procedure generally takes 2-6 weeks, depending on location and colony size. Because most entrances are small, all hive contents remain in the tree, excluding the bees. 

We service trees in the Chattanooga area. Any distance outside of Hamilton County we happily service, but require an additional travel fee.

 Contact us for a quote