Bees-2Honey bees are fascinating and valuable members of the insect family.  They are invaluable as pollinators and produce a tasty treat called honey.  Under normal circumstances the honey produced by bees is used as food by the bees, but when cultured in an apiary the honey is harvested for human consumption.

Honeybees  may enter homes or out buildings through crevices or small openings along trim on a structure.  They will construct a hive or comb in the structure and can ultimately end up in the home or may damage portions of the home with the honey they produce.  When the hive grows too large, a swarm of the bees may exit the hive and perch on a tree or shrub nearby.  This is most often the case when bees are observed.

Bees are relatively harmless if they are left alone.  They will sting if harassed and need to be caught by an experienced bee keeper.  Forest and Wildlife biologists have over 20 years of experience in the bee keeping industry and provide non-lethal techniques for honeybee removal and honeybee control.  Only in the worst of cases do we destroy honeybees, as they are very important pollinators to plants and trees.

We provide safe removal of honeybee hives and swarms, as well as the residual combs that may be left behind.  It is important to remove the combs since other insects as well as other bees  may be attracted to the honey which may remain in the structure.  Once the residual honey and comb have been removed, the necessary repairs will be made to prevent future entry to the exterior of the structure.  If you think you have honeybees in your home, call the experts at Forest and Wildlife.

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