Swarm and Hive Removals
Do you have a hive of bees or a swarm that needs to be removed?
New Orleans Hive and Swarm Removals
Do you have a beehive that needs to be removed or a swarm of bees that's landed nearby? Contact us for swarm removal and beehive removals in the New Orleans and surrounding areas. We specialize in removals under raised homes, on landscaping (within one story), and non-destructive removals in various other scenarios. If your removal fall outside of the scope of our work, we're happy to refer you to beekeepers in our network/area that specialize in those types of removals. An additional list of beekeepers that do removals is available on the LSU Ag Center website.
Every bee removal is different, but our bee removal plan is always based around what will be the best for the safety of the people who use the space, the general public, and the health and wellness of the colony. If you would like us to visit for a consulation/quote before movign forward, you can schedule to do so for a flat $25 (regardless of who you choose to complete the job). If we do the removal the $25 will go towards your total bill. And after we remove the bees, they are relocated to one our Host-A-Hives in the greater New Orleans area so that the bees can continue their important work in a place that is both safer for you and for them.
Swarm removal A swarm is a mass or a ball of bees hanging from a structure or tree who have not been there long, and who have not yet built comb or established a hive. Typically swarms land for a resting period while scout bees go look for a permanent residence. Swarms may stay for a short while (e.g. 2 hours) to a few days. There's no sure way to tell if a swarm is planning to setup where you see them or someplace else (you'd just have to wait and see). We offer swarm removals for a flat rate $50.
Hive removal When a hive of bees has started to create wax comb to store honey, pollen, brood (baby bees), we call that a hive. Once this process has started, the bees are said to have selected their home location. Hive removals are priced out by each case (time, location, difficulty, equipment used, etc.).
In cases where we can access the hive without the property owner being on site, there’s no need to take time off work or be present for this service. We can send an invoice by email along with photos following the completion of the service. If a new colony of bees returns to the removal spot within one year, so will we—free of charge.
Regardless of who removes your bees, there are a few points we like to make on behalf of the beekeeping world. Bees are fantastic and vital insects in our environment. Please seek to have your bees removed and not killed. In some instances, killing bees is actually illegal. As for the beeks that offer these services, they span a range of skills, years of experience, eqipment, insurance policies, and more...to do these jobs. And quite frankly getting stung isn't any more fun after ten years than after two! When you have a hive removed, you're not just taking them out of your immediate environment, but you're requiring someone else to take care of them moving onward. That includes all the time and equipment and skill to do so. We know you never asked for bees to move in to your space. We'll do the best we can to get them safely and properly relocated somewhere else. We try to help as many hives as we can, but we offer this additional service as time allows around our existing scheduled duties.
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