Honeybees will occasionally take up residence in a structure, such as a house, outbuilding, barn or maybe an old vehicle. The removal of an established colony of honeybees is known as a “Cut-Out”. Cut-outs are needed when there is a safety issue involved, such as in a home. I get frequent calls stating “I have bees in our wall”, “Bees in our ceiling”, “Bees in our house” etc. In order for the problem to be resolved, the established hive must be permanently removed. The bees, honey and honeycomb must all be removed and the area cleaned to remove the pheromones of the bees. Doing any less will simply invite more problems including, re-infestation and rotting of old comb in the structure which can attract rodents, or other insects, ultimately requiring costly restoration services. I feel it is important to to the job right, the first time, in a professional, cost effective and timely manner. I remove the colony, remove the old comb, honey and debris then relocate the colony safely to my apiary where they can repair their comb and continue with their important job of pollination. Please contact us with any questions. You can expect a prompt and professional response within 24 hours.
How Cut-Outs Are Completed
I believe in being an minimally invasive as possible when removing honey bees from your home, or structure. I employ small cameras which can be fed into walls, or ceilings, to locate bees. I also use infrared cameras to locate the bees so I won’t have to blindly begin removing building material. I am not a licensed builder, so I am not allowed to repair removal sites, but I am insured for removal services and will make every attempt to include the homeowner in every aspect of the removal, from the initial site visit through job completion. I pride myself on professional, respectful, treatment of the customer, the property and the bees themselves. I use scaffolding,when needed, however I can remove bees from as high as 45 feet with a bucket truck. I also use a specialty designed bee vacuum to safely remove the bees with very minimal trauma to the bees.