Bee Swarm Relocation Service
We remove Western Honey Bees as well as Native Bees on the Sunshine Coast.
Native bees or sugarbag bees are smaller than western bees, do not sting, and will mostly set up nest or colonies in trees or old tree trunks. Sometimes they are found in water, metres in the ground. We can safely remove these bees for you too.
When Bees Swarm
Swarming Bees can cause fear, anxiety, to your family and pets on the Sunshine Coast.
Yes, I offer a pest management service, but I am also a beekeeper and am very aware of the importance of bees to our environment, especially the Australian agricultural Industry which depends on bees for the pollination of their crops. This is why I am offering a safe and affordable way to not only remove these bee swarms but to also ensure the bees live to pollinate another day!
Pest management is not all about killing Insects!
Pest management is also about safely removing and managing bees and insect’s environments.
This is why I have started this bee swarm relocation service for the residents of the Sunshine Coast.
Bee swarms usually occur late winter through spring to early summer on the Sunshine Coast.
Bees swarms will often be found around your yards on the Sunshine Coast while they look for a new permanent place to set up a new hive.
Bees often swarm into tree branches and other vegetation. This is a temporary stop on their way to creating a new hive.
Once bees find permanent residence they will relocate to that site where they will build their new colonies.
Bees will build their new colonies in trees, and in and around your home, walls, and roof voids. This can be a problem so they often need to be relocated.
Danger Of Bees
Bees can become extremely aggressive when threatened or disturbed and bees can attack in large numbers, so best leave the relocation of these swarms to professionals like myself.
The stings from bees can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people and pets, and in some cases cause death! Don’t put yourself at risk by trying to relocate or kill the swarm, it can and often does go horribly wrong!
This is why you need to leave relocating your bee swarms to Scotty.
This Is Why You Need To Remove The Full Hive Or Colony From Your Buildings.
If you just apply pesticides to a beehive or colony within a wall of a building without fully removing the hive, The remaining hive and dead bees will start to decompose.
The remainder of the hive is now highly likely to contract a disease called American Foulbrood which will slowly kill honey bee larvae and pupae.
The honey bee larvae and pupae now start to break down forming a brown sticky mess in your walls and can produce a very strong smell. It could also attract other insects such as cockroaches and ants.
Foulbrood Bee Hive: Attribution:
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Identifying American Foul Brood (youtube)
How we Remove the Bee Hives from within Commercial Buildings.
There are 3 types of Bee Removal.
1. The Swarm
The Swarm of Bees including the Queen which could land on a tree or on the side of the building. This is a relatively simple removal technique. This is achieved by placing a suitable hive box or cardboard box under the swarm, then shaking the bees into the box.
You must always be sure that the Queen has been captured. As the other bees will always follow the Queen.
2. The Trap Out
The Trap Out technique is used when there is a building where there is no removal permitted of external or internal walls, due to the owner/manager regulations, or structural elements preventing access to the hive. eg an exterior wall and window connection where bees have penetrated an internal cavity on the exterior of the building. This method is designed to use a brood box adjacent to the access point of the hive. A mesh funnel allows the bees an exit but not a return to the hive through the narrowness of the funnel entrance. A baited brood box is placed as close as possible to the funnel enticing the bees to return into the brood box. This method may take days or even weeks. However, the existing honeycomb will likely remain inside the building, which could lead to an infestation of ants or a disease called American Foulbrood.
3. The Cut Out
The Cut Out. This is the preferred method to remove a beehive. Once the location has been established it is preferable to do the cut-out internally i.e. removing internal plasterboard etc. This will allow access to the colony which can then be vacuumed with a special bee vacuum box. This will not hurt the bees in any way. They will then be transferred into a new beehive. All honeycomb will be removed and the area scraped clean. It is essential that the queen is captured and placed in a queen cage and reintroduced to the colony once relocated to the new hive.
Any type of bee removal does not include repairing the areas that have been removed to gain access to the hive or clean up of any honey or dead bees. All bees and honey that have been removed become the property of the apiarist.
Call Now To Get You Bee Swarm Safely Removed Today 0477 610 371
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