Mother Nature encourages strong colonies to divide to sustain the species. These swarms are usually very docile and we will come and remove them for no charge usually.
A swarm of bees sometimes frightens people, though the bees are usually not aggressive at this stage of their life cycle. This is principally due to the swarming bees’ lack of brood (developing bees) to defend and their interest in finding a new nesting location for their queen.
Swarm clusters, hanging off of a tree branch, will move on and find a new nesting location in a day or two. Beekeepers are called to capture swarms that are cast by feral and managed honey bees so they do not move into nearby structures.
Colony in Structure Removal
When honey bee swarms do move into structures, they should probably be removed by skilled beekeepers with experience. It is quite a project so we do charge for this service.
Experienced exterminators will not treat honey bee colonies in your property because the hive is extensive and treatment will only kill a great number of the bees and leave a couple of buckets of honey and wax to ferment in your wall, floor or roof.
We take great care to relocate the live colony from your wall to our hive and re close the opening needed to access the colony.
Please call us for a no obligation estimate.
Bee Sting Therapy
The health benefits of bee sting venom have been well documented for centuries. If you would like to receive a bee sting please contact us. We are not medically trained professionals, just beekeepers that feel better after a sting. 🙂
Bee venom therapy is the part of apitherapy which utilizes bee venom in the treatment of health conditions. Apitherapy is the use of beehive products, including honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, bee venom. It has been used since ancient times to treat arthritis, rheumatism, back pain, skin diseases and in this modern age as an alternative therapy to treat multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. Bee venom comes from the stingers of honey bees who use it in defense of the bee colony.Bee venom is a rich source of enzymes, peptides and biogenic amines. There are at least 18 active components in the venom which have some pharmaceutical properties. The effect mechanism of the venom is not entirely know yet. Scientists believe it can modify the way the immune system functions in the body and contribute to increased cortisol production.
The literature of bee venom therapy is very extensive and lists over 2,000 titles. There are basic guidelines of the therapy which need to be followed. Please consult with your medical professional and then give us a buzz :-)