Wildlife Abatement, LLC

 318-553-3006

Live Honeybee Removal 

Licensed and Insured

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Live Honeybee Removal

We offer live honeybee removal, bee control, honeybee cutouts and remove honeybees from houses. It may seem strange to some folks but removing honeybees in the walls are one of our favorite challenges.  We will make your home safe again by removing the honeybees and their honeycomb from your home.  The bees will be relocated – Not Killed.

Bees hive

Bees hive (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 


Honey Bee Removal from Houses

Treating honeybees with pesticides is a horrible idea and will not end your problem!  Not only is it a bad idea to kill the bees but if the hive is not removed properly, the honey bees will return and the problem will continue.  There are steps which must be completed to ensure this will not happen and we have the experience to know what works!

Bees in wall honeybees in house honeybees in wall honeycomb

This Bossier City Louisiana Honeybee Hive was in the walls of a historic home on Barksdale Air Force Base. It extended further left and right than is shown in this photo. The honey and comb was so heavy I had to have help getting it out of the house! The honeybees had been sprayed with pesticides several times before I arrived. Those were the meanest honeybees I’d ever met and they still numbered in the thousands even after being sprayed. This hive was upstairs; imagine the damage that much honey would have caused if I hadn’t been called to remove the hive?

 Honey bees moved into a Bossier City house last year and were killed by a Shreveport pest control company.  The bees may have been removed but the comb and pheromones remained.  The old colony’s hive was in the top soffit void and left pheromones behind which attracted a new colony of honey bees this year. The new colony moved into the lower soffit and got busy filling it with comb. We opened up both soffits, removed the honey bees from the lower soffit and comb from both upper and lower soffits.  The voids were filled to prevent honey bees from ever returning to those voids and the soffits were reassembled and sealed.  www.HoneyBeeRemoval.pro   www.WildlifeAbatement.pro

After decades of dealing with honey bees in the walls of a Mansfield LA home, I was asked to remove them alive.  This home was used as a hospital during the Civil War.  Let’s just say, there was no “typical” building plans used during its construction.  It wasn’t going anywhere!  The studs were huge; closer to 4×6 than 2×4!  The honeybees were entering the home near the brick chimney.  Now the last thing I wanted to do was to destroy the chimney of a historic building so we had to take these honey bees from inside the home.  I installed drop cloths over everything and sent to work cutting into the wall.. The hive was MASSIVE!  The home was constructed with two walls (a house in a house).  The honeybees had filled an area about 4 feet by 6 feet and two walls thick!  They were also between the siding and the chimney!  It was a big job just locating all the hive but worth it in the end.  We removed comb from years gone by which had been sprayed, treated, dusted, smoked and soaked with insecticide.  The lesson learned is always the same; if you want a permanent solution to your bee problem, the hive must be removed and the void filled so the honey bees can not build new comb in that wall void.

Historic houses are really cool.  I do a lot of honey bee removal on Barksdale Air Force Base and many of the houses on the main base are built very similar.  Evidently, the honey bees have figured out that we like to do things the same way too.  Most of the time when I receive a call about honey bees n a house on the Air Force Base, I know just where to look.  It doesn’t seem to matter what direction the home is facing, the honeybees just seem the like the back bedroom on the left side of the second floor!  it is usually a tray ceiling with 1 1/2″ of plaster guarding the hive.  It is always a nasty job; the dust created during a cutout through that much plaster will choke a horse!  None of the typical hive locating tools will work on this type of construction!  Leave your stethoscope in the truck.  Same goes for that $3000 FLiR infrared camera and laser thermometer; they are just worthless in this case!   Only experience from doing honey bee removals in these houses will tell you where to cut to be able to remove the hive.

Board and batten siding is not only a great way to allow Bats into your home but the honey bees kind of like it too!  As a matter of fact, in some cases they like it so well, multiple colonies will move into the same house!  That is what happened to a Pleasant Hill LA customer this year.  While it could have just as easily been two entranced to the same hive, they were indeed separate colonies.  the board and batten siding was removed to allow access to the hives and to be able to clean out and fill the wall voids.  In the end, we filled three 27 Quart plastic totes and four 5-gallon pails with honey and comb out of those two hives!  The cause?  When the home was build, the contractor failed to install insulation in one wall void above a door header.  The insulation in the other wall void had not been properly fastened to the studs and as a result, sagged and fell down into the wall void which allowed the honey bees plenty of access to build comb.  Once everything was removed, the insulation was replaced, the siding reinstalled and the wall was sealed up.

Open-air honeybee hives are when a colony builds a hive on the Outside of a tree or On a tree limb, On a house, On a bush and so on.  Normally the hive is Inside something so I consider these rather rare and fascinating.  Unfortunately, many times these open-air hives are build too close to people, play grounds, houses, sidewalks and so on.  In this case, I am called out to remove and relocate the colony.  In most cases, this will be performed from a boom lift (man basket).  These can by rented for a few hundred dollars a day and towed behind a truck.  a beekeeper can get a boom lift that will shoot him 50′ in the air which should more than take care of any hive which is posing a hazard to people.  I really like to leave these alone but there are times when they do create a hazard, I’ll admit it.  for the most part, these hives are treated the same as a hive inside a building.  The honey bees are removed, the comb is cut off the limb and, if the limb is not being cut down, the area cleaned.  I prefer to cut that limb down but it is not a requirement.  If the limb is going to stay, I will scrap it and treat it with deodorizer to mask the pheromones.  The few honeybees which are out foraging during my honeybee removal will congregate on the limb for a few days then dissipate and be no bother to anyone.

Honeybees inside a column can present a unique removal scenario for the beekeeper.  On some homes, the column isn’t really supporting much weight at all and the side or a section can be removed to access the hive.  If that is the case then the honeybees, wax, honey and comb can be removed in the typical fashion.  I like to install a screen saddle  near the bottom of the column which will support the insulation I fill the void with.  Once everything is cleaned and filled, I reassemble the column and seal the joints.  The bottom of the column is left open for ventilation but the screen and insulation will prevent any further honey bee activity.

 

Honeybee Swarm Removal

Honeybee swarms or a ball of bees are no problem for us to remove and relocate.  We can safely remove honeybee swarms from a car, remove swarms from a truck, tree, bush, fire hydrant or any structure or object with ease.  Honeybees will typically swarm when the size of the hive is too small to support its population.  The colony will make a new queen and some of the honeybees will leave with the new queen (this is the swarm) to look for a new place to live.  One would think that they would find the new location before they left the old hive but that isn’t what happens.  The bees will swarm and hang out on an object which may be the side of a house, a tree limb, a car, truck or really just about anything for a few days.  When the new location is found, the bees will communicate this information and off the swarm goes to set up housekeeping.  In many cases the temporary location isn’t suitable for us Humans so that is where we come in to relocate the swarm to a more hospitable location and out of harms way.

Honeybee swarm, ball of honeybees, wad of honeybees, group of bees

I was called out to remove this swarm of honeybees off an employee’s car on a Friday afternoon. I had all the proper honeybee relocation equipment on my truck and had the swarm safe in their new hive body in just a few minutes. The employee was happy she got to start her wekkend on time and so were the honeybees!

We perform Live Honeybee Removal, Pesticide-Free Honey Bee Removal, Honey Comb Removal and  Hive Relocation.  Swarm Removal, Swarm Relocation and Honeybee Control are our specialty!  We can also perform Honeybee Removal From Walls, Honeybee Removal From the House and honeybee removal from the attic.  We are Not Honeybee Exterminators!  Infested with honeybees?  

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Save the Honeybees!

bees in ceiling, honeybees in the attic, honeybees in the walls honeybees in the attic

Honeybees in the ceiling or honeybees in the walls are just part of life around here.  We perform live honeybee cutouts and live honeybee removal.  We are not honeybee killers, honeybee exterminator, or honeybee pest control guys; we are beekeepers with an apiary to relocate your honeybees to.  Killing the honeybees in the wall will not solve your problem. One pf our clients had their honeybees killed by a local pest control company.  The insects crawling all over the floor and the smell of rotten larve ran them out of their home for 2 weeks while the construction crew tore out the walls and removed what was left behind by the dead honeybees which was described as “The smell of a dead body”.  Problem was, the construction company did not perform a proper cut out and the honeybees returned the next spring!  The honeycomb and honey must be properly removed or you will get thousands of insects invading your home and might even get more honeybees to occupy the hive.  A queen can lay 30 thousand eggs a day, it is tough to do battle with those numbers!  Proper removal is the Only Guaranteed Solution to a honeybee infestation.

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Our methods SAVE THE HONEYBEES!  We use NO PESTICIDES!

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Help Save the Honeybees!

Honeybee populations are on the decline most likely due to the overuse of pesticides.  Honeybees are an essential part of civilization so why kill them unnecessarily when you can have Honeybees Removed and Relocated Live?  You get the same end result Without Killing the Honeybees!  Think about it, do you want to take over the task of hand-pollenating plants for your very own survival?  Didn’t think so!  The Honeybees play a vital role in Our Survival so let’s Keep Them Alive!  Honeybees are Disappearing at a rapid rate; do your part to help keep them part of our lives by not having them killed for removal from your house or removal from your yard. Don’t kill pollinators!

Ball of honeybees, coloney of honey bees

A swarm of honeybees landed on this car while looking for their next home


Honeybee Exterminators

Live Honeybee Removal isn’t all that hard but it isn’t the easy way out either which is why they are so frequently treated with pesticides for removal. A typical pesticide company or pest control company will drill holes in the walls and pump pesticides into the hive.  They will continue to do this for several days until they think most of the honeybees have been killed.  It is nothing short of A BAD IDEA!   Most of the time, the easy way out is not the best way.  This couldn’t be more true when dealing with Honeybees.  Proper Honeybee removal from a house requires skills that your normal Pest Control Company do not possess or practice.  Drilling holes in the wall and spraying deadly pesticides is the wrong way to remove honeybees.  I’ve had customers who used this route for two years before realizing this and calling me for help.  I had the hive relocated and the honeycomb removed in 4 hours!  Do you really want to take the risk of having the pest control company spray the hive when I can give you a permanent solution? I had the Problem Solved In 4 Hours!!!  They had been spraying the same hive for 2 years!!!   

If you have a Honeybee problem, you need a Honeybee Removal Specialist! 

Call 318-553-3006 for Live Honeybee Removal


Honeycomb of Western honey bees (Apis mellifer...

Honeycomb of Western honey bees (Apis mellifera) with eggs and larvae. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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We service the following areas: Shreveport LA, Bossier City LA, Barksdale Air Force Base LA, BAFB, Haughton LA, Minden LA, Keithville LA, Greenwood LA, Stonewall LA, Elm Grove LA, Ringgold LA, Blanchard LA, Doyline LA, Benton LA, Coushatta LA and Natchitoches LA

Wildlife Abatement, LLC

318-553-3006

Live Honeybee Removal

Honeybee Control

Licensed and Insured


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