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Colony Removal

An effective honeybee removal requires they be extracted from the structure with comb and honey and then the area secured.  This will reduce the likelihood of attracting other insects like moths or mice that infest vacant comb as well as prevent re-infestation.  At removal, the cavity rendered uninhabitable to future colonies from the inside. Most often you are provided a written warranty against re-infestation in the exact same location.  Exterior gaps are sealed with latex, paint-ready caulk.  I attempt to relocate the honey bee colony and re-establish it to help preserve the population.  

As due diligence, I will perform an inspection to verify you need a structural removal. An active colony on a warm sunny afternoon looks like a busy airport.  Some bees return with visible pollen on their legs as they go back into their hive.  And bees can be observed circling or hovering back and forth in front performing an orientation flight.  You can visit the Satisfied Customers section for pictures of hive removals.

Most often your removal is performed and the structure sealed the same day.  In some cases, it is necessary to let loose honeybees re-group.  They are later all removed as a group; requiring more than one trip.  Jeffrey works out options and requirements for your specific case.

A big advantage of doing a live bee removal is effectively identifying and sealing cavity openings by watching bees move through the cavity.  You will want to bee-proof your property to avoid any future infestations in other areas.  You can't go wrong applying University of Florida's recommendations:  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN741.