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Colony Removal

Honeybees that have settled into a structure require work to remove.  An effective 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.  Jeffrey once found hundreds of moths on a homeowner's ceiling, and thousands of bees in a washroom.  This was after a large bee hive was exterminated while leaving honey and comb intact.

If you want to identify you have a honeybee colony before calling, look for honeybees coming and going from your structure on a warm sunny day.  You will see at least a few flying off from the hive on a mission to find nectar and pollen.  Some will return with visible pollen on their legs.  You will see some circling or hovering back and forth in front of the hive opening at times in the afternoon.  Jeffrey will do a final identification and possibly probe into the structure using his optical scope before beginning the removal.  You can visit the Satisfied Customers section for pictures of hive removals.

Often it is necessary to surgically cut into your structure to remove the colony.  The comb and honey is removed and honeybees extracted live into a screened box.  The cavity is then rendered uninhabitable to future colonies from the inside. Often times you are warranted against re-infestation in the same location.  Exterior gaps are sealed with latex, paint-ready caulk.  Honeybees are most often relocated and re-established to help preserve the population.  Ideally the structure is repaired to a paint-ready or stucco-ready condition.

Most often the 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 remaining 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.