APA Bee Removal is the most quickest, most reliable bee removal service in Los Angeles County. We care about our bees. That’s why we only use the best solutions to relocate your bee colony, to provide them with a safe and healthy environment. If you have bees on your property, it’s important to remove them safely and responsibly. That’s where our live bee removal and relocation services come in. We can safely and humanely remove the bees from your property and relocate them to a new home with our network of Bee keepers and theire Not only is this the best solution for the bees, but it’s also the best way to protect your property and your family from the potential dangers of having bees on your property. Our live bee removal and relocation services are the most effective and safest way to deal with bees on your property, and we’re proud to offer this service to our customers. Sanctuaries where they can continue to pollinate and thrive.
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WHY APA BEE REMOVAL
APA bee removal offers Eco Friendly Beehive Removal and Structure Repair Specialists Satisfaction Guarantee. #1choice for all things Bee & Honey Removal. We are a Proud Member of American Beekeeping Federation. APA Bee Removal is a Bee Removal company that offers highly specialized services for the removal of bees and beehives. APA Bee Removal is one of the few Bee Removal companies in San Gabriel Valley that can offer both live & humane bee removals and traditional pest control measures to solve your bee problem. APA Bee Removal has been providing complete bee removal services throughout Los Angeles County for over 20 years. We have the experience, training, and equipment to manage every honeybee removal situation and ensure the safety of your family, property, and the environment. All our technicians are licensed, bonded & insured. Our approach to bee control is heavily based on a thorough understanding of Bee biology. We love and appreciate bees, and we want to protect the bee population in our community. We also understand that sometimes bees do not belong in a particular part of an urban environment.
WHAT MAKES APA BEE REMOVAL DIFFERENT
APA Bee Removal, we have been buzzing since 1998! We believe that honesty is the best policy, especially when it comes to bees. While other companies may use the misconception that bees are in danger to their advantage, we provide truthful and effective bee removal services. We are enthusiastic about protecting these important pollinators and helping our clients live in harmony with them. It really bothers me that other so called bee experts have no idea of what is going on when it comes to honeybees. You may have heard that bees are in danger and that they are disappearing at an alarming rate. But have you ever wondered if it is true? Is it possible that it is just another one of those rumors that circulate on the internet? Well, today I am here to tell you that honeybees are not in danger! Yes, you heard that right! While it is certainly important to take care of our little buzzing friends, the idea that they are on the brink of extinction is simply a myth. Honeybees are not actually in danger. That is right! Despite all the buzz about declining bee populations, honeybees are doing simply fine. In fact, the number of managed honeybee colonies in the United States has remained stable over the past two decades. While there are certainly challenges facing beekeepers and the bees themselves, there is no need to panic about the imminent extinction of these hardworking pollinators. So, sit back, relax, and let us dive into the world of honeybees and discover the truth about their population, because the bees are here to stay.
APA Bee Removal Services
BEE REMOVAL SERVICE
We offer a variety of services to help control your bee problem. If bees build a hive inside your home, we can extract the hives from walls, chimneys, roofs, under sheds, and other areas where bees like to build a hive.
BEE HIVE REMOVAL
Beehives are the home of the colony. This is where the queen lays her eggs. The honeycomb is built in the hive and it is where the honey is produced. Hives can be built in many places but typically they are built where they can be protected easily. Hollowed out trees, wall cavities, between the walls of a home can all be homes to a hive.
BEE SWARM REMOVAL AND RELOCATION
A swarm of bees can be found on the branches in the trees, or just about any outdoor area. Swarms take place when a colony outgrows the hive and splits. Typically, a second queen leaves the hive and takes half of the colony with her.
Swarm is usually located within 100 yards of the parent colony. Although swarming honey bees have little interest in stinging people you should stay away,
When we’re performing a bee hive removal, we not only remove the actual bees, we remove the honey-comb that they’ve made as well. Honeycomb is made of a waxy hexagonal structure that holds liquid honey and bee larvae called brood. Bees start to make honey-comb a day or two after arriving at a hive location. After just a week, bees can make more than a pound of honey-comb. When bees have been working on a hive for a few months it is typical for the hive to weigh 10 to 20 pounds, and if a bee hive has been around for a year or more it is not uncommon for it to weigh hundreds of pounds. APA removes all the honeycomb, cleans the hive space and eliminate odors of the honey-comb and bee pheromones. The service comes with a warranty insuring that the bees will not come back
STRUCTURAL REMOVAL AND REPAIRS
When we remove bee hives from buildings, we repair any openings made to extract the hive, and completely seal the structure as a final precaution. Our expert technicians have years of experience repairing stucco, drywall, plaster, carpentry, siding and roofs (roof repairs are guaranteed leak-free).
There are times when wild bees are too aggressive to be able to get rescued and need to be eliminated for public safety. Sometimes the bees are inside a structure that is impossible or expensive to open, like inside concrete. Other times the hive may be located near a sensitive site like a school or hospital. If a homeowner is allergic, an elimination may be safer than a live removal. Public safety is always our number one priority. We will not perform a live removal if it puts our clients’ families, neighbors, and/or pets at risk. APA Bee Removal can provide traditional pest control measures whenever necessary. Although we prefer to remove bees live, it is not always possible.
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We offer reasonable prices for our live bee removal services that are highly competitive in the industry, with no hidden fees. We have a flat rate pricing model that offers you transparent pricing, so there are no unpleasant surprises when it comes time to pay the bill. We have a fast response time and offer emergency call outs in weekends and after hours.
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1. The bees are not aggressive and in swarm or early hive formation.
2. The bees are easily accessible and are clustered out in the open and not inside a structure.
3. We are able to place them with a beekeeper in our Best Bee Network.
APA Bee Removal does not recommend self-treatment of a bee infestation. An active colony of honeybees can have 10,000 to 60,000 bees in it. What you see on the outside is only a minuscule fraction of what is under the surface. Spraying an active Colony with any ‘over-the-counter’ substance bought at the local hardware store will give the bees reason to become defensive. Also, this method will only exterminate a small fraction of the problem. When dealing with a Swarm the only self-treatment that APA Bee Removal recommends is to have patience and let nature run its course. A swarm that has landed on something that does not provide them with a suitable nesting place will not usually stay. Swarms may land on tree branches and the like. Spraying a swarm with water or another substance can cause quite a ruckus and the bees will usually settle back down on the same spot. As with a colony, attempting to self-exterminate your visitors with any method can cause defensive behavior. If a swarm on your property makes you uncomfortable and waiting for nature is not a possibility, give us a call!
A swarm is a large group of bees congregating around their queen. Most swarms are in trees or the underside of fascia and eves. A hive, on the other hand, is an established bee colony where you will find the honeycomb and honey that have been carefully constructed. We often find these hives in attics, inside wall spaces, water boxes or trees. APA Bee Removal will remove beehives and honeybee swarms making sure to keep them alive. We will in no way use any chemical pesticide or kill any honeybees! Beehive removal fees are given on an individual basis as there are many elements to consider: is structural access needed and what extent of repairs are necessary.
We perform exceptional bee removal repairs. With over 20 years of construction experience, by the time we are done with any structural repairs from your bee removal, you wouldn’t even know you had a beehive.
Bees need water just like we do. They will gather at swimming pools, ponds, and water coolers in order to find it. Water-collecting bees are docile just as when they are foraging for pollen and nectar. Bees will also communicate to their colony where the best sources of water are so when they find a good spot they are likely to return repeatedly. The only way to rid your property of foraging bees is to take away the water or food source they are coming to. They will become discouraged and go elsewhere. This can be fairly easy with fountains and birdbaths, but not so easily done with an entire pool.
There are always lots of bees in urban areas. Resources here are plentiful and they love our San Gabriel Valley weather. Bees choose locations based on the desirability of a particular nesting site. They love hollow cavity spaces and will check for size, temperature and humidity factors. They want to stay protected from the elements. Any property could be a potential nesting site. Swarms will also stop anywhere that is convenient for them while migrating in search of a new home.
Removing honeybees from a wall requires carpentry experience. A novice beekeeper can cause more damage than good if they are not experts in carpentry.
Read the warranty or guarantee agreement carefully. A good bee removal company will warranty a removal requiring a repair for at least a year.
We do not recommend that. Spraying with water can agitate the bees and they may end up attacking you or others in the surrounding areas instead of leaving. We always try to remove the bees live, and relocate the swarm to a beekeeper or farm.
The cost of bee removal varies depending upon a number of factors. There are three main factors that can effect the cost of a job.
1. The first is the length of time the problem has been going on. If you have a swarm it is less expensive to resolve than if you have a hive. A swarm is a collection of bees that has just landed and is looking to build a hive. A fully established hive can be built in only a couple weeks, so fixing the problem quickly (before the swarm has built a hive) is much less expensive than if a hive has already been established.
2. The second factor that influences the price of a job is where the bees or hive is located. Is it in a tree at eye level that is easy to get to? Or is it 25 feet up in a palm tree? Does it require a ladder? Is it on a hillside or up a steep slope? Do you need to crawl under a structure to get to it? Do you need a boom lift or heavy equipment to reach it? All of these factors dictate the difficulty and price of the job.
3. The third main factor is what materials and tools will be needed to remove the hive? Is the hive in a 3nd story wood shingle roof or a single story Spanish tile roof? Are the bees inside an irrigation box in the ground where the lid can be lifted easily? Or are they inside a concrete wall that needs to be demolished in order to get to the hive? Are the bees in a stucco wall, a wood wall, or a type of wall that has special masonry? All of these examples can effect the cost of the hive removal.
In the case of a Swarm, usually YES. A swarm of bees may stop to rest on just about anything during the migratory process and leave between 1 and 72 hours later. In Orange County, the swarming season occurs mostly during Spring and Fall, but it can occur at other times of the year as well. Established Colonies will NOT leave once they have set up housekeeping except in extenuating circumstances. Bees may choose various hollow cavities to set up colonies such as your roof, eaves, wall voids, water meter boxes, even a BBQ grill or a birdhouse. It only takes bees about 72 hours to start producing honey and combs once they move in.
As soon as you spray bees with chemical pesticides it kills the honeybees but the honey and honey comb are left behind for rodents and pests to feed on and contaminate the area with their droppings. Another reason is that more bees can often occupy the beehive and you have another live beehive on your hands. That’s why it’s critical that the entire beehive and honeycomb are removed from your property.
Unfortunately it can. Bees are very resourceful and can find the trickiest places to build their hives. If they are in your wall space or the crawl space in your house, we will need to gain access by cutting into the structure to effectively remove all remnants of the hive.
No absolutely not. APA Bee Removal is licensed by the State of California to perform our services. Government agencies recommend calling a pest control professional when encountering wild feral bees due to the Africanization in this area.
If a beehive is left behind, the smell of it will attract bees back to the area for years to come. If a typical size beehive is abandoned and is located in an attic or wall, once the bees have departed, the honey will completely melt out of the comb and will destroy drywall, stucco, siding, paint, etc. The abandoned beehive will then attract other pests such as ants and rodents.
You can’t! It requires DNA testing and elaborate measurement tests in order to distinguish the two. The Africanized bee has hybridized with the more friendly European bees that beekeepers brought here first. These hybrids exhibit characteristics of both, and the behavior of a hive can drastically change without warning. Their behavior is NOT an accurate tool to determine whether they are Africanized! You should always just give all bees you encounter the respect you’d give any wild creature.
An experienced beekeeper will identify the location of the bees and how remove the honeybees safely, extract the hive, clean the affected area, apply pesticide to deter honeybees from returning to the empty hive, fill the open area with insulation and replace the wall with the original material whenever possible.
Structural removals need to be estimated and a written approval needs to be received from the owner or property management company before work can begin.
It depends! If they just landed there is a chance they may leave. Although its impossible to predict what bees will do, the general rule of thumb is the longer they stay there, the less likely they will leave. Its common for a swarm to leave after an hour of landing on a tree but less likely when they have been there for more than a day. Once they have built a hive they are usually there to stay.