Corky’s Live Bee Removal Services
When you call, a friendly customer service representative will go over the different treatments available including bee removal and relocation.
European Honey Bee - The European honey bee is found living in nests of 5,000 to 15,000 members per hive. Honey bees live year around and stay dormant in the winter. They can be seen as a giant swarm migrating or as 5 to 20 bees buzzing around a structural openings.
Africanized Honey Bee - The Africanized honey bee looks like the European honey bee. Though un-noticeably smaller in size, the Africanized honey bees are very protective of their home and can attack to defend it in great numbers. They may stay aggressive for days after being disturbed. They become aggravated by loud noises, and vibrations and are provoked by certain smells such as fresh cut grass, bananas and the breath of mammals.
Corky’s Bee Services
We offer a number of services for flying, stinging insects including: insect elimination, hive or nest removal, opening and structure repair, insect proofing and live bee hive relocation.
After the hive treatment and removal there will still be bees, that were not in the hive at the time of the service, in the area.
If a swarm of bees is spotted in a bush, tree or on the side of your house and the hive is visible, keep the area clear and do not approach the swarm. The bees may be Africanized Honey Bees, which are very aggressive and will respond to intrusion or loud noises. Chances are the swarm is just resting and will move on in a matter of hours. Make sure you make your neighbors aware of the bee hive so they will keep children and pets away.
It is difficult to differentiate the European honey bee from the Africanized honey bee.
Corky’s supports environmental stewardship and recommends live bee hive removal whenever possible. This service starts at $200 and requires a trained professional who practices safe and stress-free removal for the bees keeping the colony together. View our Bee Identification page to learn about the most prevalent species found in Southern California.
The number one goal of our service is resident safety. Any hive or nest causing you concern on your property can be treated for elimination or removal. It is recommended that the hive or nest be removed. Hive removal is priced separately according to the complexity of the removal process. If a hive is not removed, it could draw bees back in to establish another hive. If a bee hive containing wax and honey is left in a structure it can ferment, stink and ooze down the walls.
Bees are an important part of our ecosystem and contribute substantially to our economy. It is perfectly normal to see bees flitting from bush to tree doing their job of pollination. These bees should be left alone to complete their tasks. However, if you have a bee infestation that poses a safety risk to you or your pets, we can help you. It is important to stay away from hives or nests and let the experts handle them. Bees are responsible for more deaths in the United States than any other insect, due to allergic reactions.
Here is what the extensive service entails: