Sunday, February 26, 2012

Orlando Honey Bee Swarm - Captured!

Orlando Live Honey Bee Swarm Relocation

We've been blessed with a mild winter, and our honey bees have been able to feed very well during this time, which means one thing: IT"S SWARM SEASON!!!!

All over central Florida, existing honey bee colonies are bursting at the seams, with too many occupants. When this happens, the bees are just waiting for a good rain, followed by sunny days with little wind. 
Orlando Bee Swarm on Fence

We experienced rain last Thursday and Friday, and yesterday was blue skies and little wind, which caused this swarm to issue from a honey bee nest.

The queen landed on a fence, making it easy for me to capture, and move all her daughters into a waiting hive box. We came back later in the night to remove the box to one of our apiaries. 
Hiving the swarm; Live bee removal

Good luck queenie!!!!  My son even helped with beekeeper duties!
My young Beekeeper son

Folks, If you have a honey bee swarm, please give us a call to discuss your options. You may need to do nothing but watch these wonderful critters for a day or so, before they find another, permanent site. Or, in some cases, it's best for us, The Stinging Insect Specialists to remove them for you. 

Please, don't attempt a removal of bees, as they can be deadly, even swarms have attacked us since Killer Bees are now here. We've had fatalities occur in Florida because of improper stinging insect removal techniques.

Contact the Stinging Insect Experts at 321-206-5100 or 1-800-343-5317 or submit a bee removal FREE inspection here!

Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist (Univ of Fla'04); Registered Beekeeper (FL0010609M)
The Buzzkillers, LLC, Licensed (FL DACS JB144428), Insured & Certified(FL DACS JF136628) for your protection

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