Are Bees Killed By Wildlife Removal Companies?

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Pest control companies and exterminators sometimes kill bumblebees and honey bees. The majority of companies don’t do this, but it does happen. This is because it’s easier to kill the hive rather than relocate them. Lucky for you (and the bees), Animals Happen only utilizes wildlife technicians with humane honey bee relocation services.

Humane bee removal, not something you should attempt on your own. You can upset the hive and provoke them to sting you if you don’t have the right knowledge, experience, and tools.

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Are Bees Killed During The Removal Process?

The wildlife control professional provided by Animals Happen only offer humane bee control solutions (liver relocation). As a company, we acknowledge the importance of bees and take the necessary steps to keep these fantastic insects alive. Nuisance species such as Africanized Honey Bees are ok to eradicate off because they only reak havoc upon beneficial bee species.

Humane Bee Removal VS. Bee Extermination

The removal and relocation of live bees is exactly what it sounds like. If you discover a hive or swarm of bees on your property, you can hire bee control experts to remove the bees and relocate them to a new location away from your home or building. As a result, bees get a second chance to contribute to the environment by pollinating, and you can rest easy knowing that the risk of bee stings is no longer a concern.

Bee extermination is typically done with insecticides. Unfortunately, when a beehive is treated with an insecticide to kill it, it not only kills the hive and all future generations, but it also affects bee colonies within two miles of it because honeybees are constantly on the move. This is why we highly encourage homeowners to use humane bee control companies.

What Happens To Honey Bees During Hive Removal?

During humane bee removal, the entire colony is moved into mobile hives that make transport easy. The process begins by locating the queen and placing her into the mobile hives so the rest of the colony will follow. The bees are captured using bee-safe vaccums that despot them straight into the mobile hive. Straglers are typically moved by hand. 

Where Do The Bees End Up After The Removal Process?

After all of the removal services are completed, the honeybees are delivered to a local beekeeper to pollinate local crops. The longer it takes to relocate the honey bees to the beekeeper, the more likely they are to become dehydrated. That is why bee removal specialists typically relocate an entire hive on the same day.

How To Find A Humane Bee Control Service?

If you’re reading this, you’ve come to the right place! Animals Happen makes the bee control process as seamless as possible. Give us a call or send us a message so we can schedule a time for a bee care professional to be dispatched to your property for bee control inspection.