Live Honeybee Swarm Pick-Up
Bees hibernate in the winter and swarm every spring. This means the beehive has grown too large and when a new queen hatches, she will take part of the hive and leave to find a new home. This process is called swarming and is prevalent in early spring. Bees love to burrow inside trees and in the attics and eaves of homes. Often times, they will stop to rest on a tree branch before continuing on to find shelter. When a swarm is exposed, we will always take it alive and maintain it at a safe location or pass it on to an interested beekeeper.
If you’re a hobby beekeeper, please ask us about available swarms.
What Should I Do If I See A Swarm?
A swarm is a large group of bees looking for a new home. A swarm looks like a big clump of bees, flying or resting together. They can be out in the open, on a tree, or in a yard. What should you do if you see a swarm of bees? A swarm is usually docile; they are more interested in finding a new home than bothering humans. That being said, they can land in unsafe places and stay there for days. If you see this phenomenon, the queen bee is resting while the scout bees are out looking for a new home. It the swarm doesn’t move on promptly; it is best to call Little Giant Beekeepers to remove the swarm and relocate it safely to an apiary. If you do decide to let the swarm stay on your premises and not move it, you also need to be aware of scout bees looking around your abode for a permanent place to create their colony. This can often be in a tree, in the roof, or inside the eaves of your house. Once that happens, the bee removal process becomes more difficult. It is easier to remove a swarm than a colony that has already moved in.
Full Hive Removal
A full hive removal is usually only necessary if your bee infestation has occurred within 4-6 weeks. However in the summer months, bees work quickly and we often see honey inside the space after just 1 week. Sometimes, bees will inhabit a structure for long periods of time. In these cases, the bees have built up a substantial amount of wax, honey and larvae. If the bees are eliminated and the hive is left inside the structure, not only will the wax and honey melt, causing possible damage to the inside of your home, but it draws numerous pests. We always recommend a hive removal or cleanup whenever honey is present.
Live Bee Hive Removal
We also offer Live Bee Hive Removal Services because we feel it is important to save honeybees whenever possible. Through the use of specialized bee vacs we can safely extract the hive from your structure and then transport the bees to our own apiary or to another local apiary.
Little Giant Beekeepers & Bee Removal Specialists offers a turn-key service. If the bees reside in your home, we will cut open the area, dig out all the bees, wax, honey and larvae. The area is then washed with soap and water and filled with insulation. Finally we replace any materials taken from your home, leaving it exactly as we found it.
All beehive removals are guaranteed with a five-year warranty. Please call a professional at the first sign of a bee infestation to avoid this problem.
We can help no matter what your stinging insect problem:
European and Southern yellow jackets are smaller than honeybees, but differ because they are hairless, very fast and feed on other insects instead of flowers. They also have a very painful bite in addition to their ability to sting repeatedly. You’ll notice them more in the fall and they are commonly found in woodpiles, burrowed in the ground or in the little weep holes around your home.
Learn more about our Dallas area yellow jacket removal services.
Wasps are large reddish insects with a painful sting. Wasps like to hibernate for the winter in your chimney, attic and eaves of your home. They are a real nuisance in the spring, summer and fall months.
Learn more about our Dallas area wasp control services.
Most species of Carpenter Bees are entirely black. They prefer to make their nests in old wooden objects that are unpainted or unstained. They will tunnel into roof eaves and overhangs, window sills, railings, fences, bamboo, even lawn furniture. Carpenter bees do not eat the wood. They will use it to build partitions in their nests then discard the rest. One can identify a Carpenter Bee problem by the little piles of sawdust around the entrance to their nest.
In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we are also occasionally bothered by bumblebees and cicada killer wasps.