Let me Rescue the Bees
A happy and successful honey bee hive will swarm. This is the way hives reproduce. The hive raises a new queen and then the successful queen heads out into the wild with a swarm of 20,000 bees to find a new place to live. It is natural.
Swarms of honey bees, though, often find their new home in a house or a tree near a house where they are not welcome.
It is expensive to hire an exterminator and unless they get the queen, the hive will not die. You do not want to spray your house with poisons. Why not let a beekeeper come and rescue your bees? I’ll box them up, take them away, and give them a good home.
I remove honey bees for free!
I am not a licensed exterminator. I can’t kill bees. I can’t charge you for removing bees.
I can remove bees before they become established. If they are still in a big clump, the bees are harmless. They do not like to sting when they are swarming. If you swat them or try to brush them with a broom they might sting, but generally they are busy finding a place to live and they will ignore you.
How to tell if you have honey bees.
Bees can be pests and there are lots of wild bees that sting and invade human space. Most of these are NOT honey bees.
Honey bees are brown or golden brown. They have furry little bodies. They are not fat, or shiny. They do not live in the ground or make paper nests or mud nests. They do not make holes in wood.
This is what a honey bee looks like:
A honey bee is about 1/2 inch long. See the fur? Wasps have no fur on their bodies.
A swarm may look like this in a tree:
or this on a house:
Bees like hollow trees and tight places under the eaves.
If you have a swarm Call Keith at (845) 623-4161.
I work on weekdays, but I can get to your house when I get home (around 6pm) or on the weekend. I can only do bees in Rockland County, NY or perhaps northern New Jersey as long as it is not too far.
Things that are not Honey Bees
THESE ARE NOT HONEY BEES. Don’t call me if the bees look like this: