Friday, October 5, 2012

Melbourne Bee Swarm in Tree

Melbourne Honey Bee Swarm
Melbourne, Fla Honey Bee Swarm

Here's a cool photo of a  Melbourne, Florida Honey Bee Swarm removal we performed for a property management firm. Notice how 'bunched up' the bees are, in and around a palm frond. Hard to believe you are seeing about 20,000 bees!

Often, we advise homeowners to 'wait & see' what the swarm will do, as most of the time these swarms are just temporary bivouacs, where the bees are just hanging out while a dedicated core group of scouts is out searching for a permanent location to move the swarm too. Often, this permanent location can be in a nearby tree hole, building wall, soffit or attic, or even ground voids such as meter boxes.

If the swarm moves away in a day or so, groovy! You likely will never have to deal with a swarm again. If they hang around for several days, approaching a week, please call us, as the swarm may be establishing permanent digs, and once colony construction continues, a once seemingly gentle swarm can turn into a very defensive bee nest of tens of thousands of honey bees, defending their new home. 

We are encountering more and more 'mean' bees in Brevard, and we even have some neighborhoods noted with higher than average numbers of Africanized Honey Bees, meaning we have to practice very careful methods, so that we don't threaten neighbors and pets.

If you have a colony of pest honey bees or any stinging insect, please give us a call or email. I am a stinging insect entomologist, with years of education, experience and knowledge and can provide you with a proper removal so you never have to deal with an infestation again. I carry all licenses and insurance to protect you, my valuable client. Beware of unlicensed operators, often beekeepers, that are trying to earn extra money by performing improper removals and threatening residents with sting risk liabilities and damaged premises. 

Remember, bee removal is considered pest control, and any inspection, advice, or removal procedures require licenses. We have seen many citizens, wronged by unlicensed removals.  Don't get stung by an illegal operator, it could cost you thousands! 

Please, don't attempt a Brevard County Bee Removal, 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. I've written 2 blog posts about these dangerous bee removals.. go here and here to read this valuable information.. It might just save you and your neighbors from getting stung or spending hundreds of dollars too much!

Richard & Son, Matt

Contact the Stinging Insect Experts at (855) 930.BEES (All Counties in Fla.) or submit a bee removal FREE inspection here!
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  • 4 Licensed Pest Control Operators on Staff
  • 5 Registered Bee Keepers on Staff
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