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Honeybee Extraction and Removal

Greater Birmingham, Alabama

A honeybee taking nectar from a ourple flower

Honeybees are overwhelmingly beneficial and should not be disturbed unnecessarily

In a very real way, we all owe a great debt of gratitude to honeybees.

Honeybees are such tireless pollinators that the phrase "busy as a bee" is used to mean the very definition of hard work. Bees spend practically their entire days moving from flower to flower, collecting sweet nectar, and pollinating their seeds in the process.

Without the pollinating work that bees provide, both wild flowering plants and many agricultural crop yields would decline dramatically, and a few plant species wouldn't be able to reproduce at all. Clearly, bees deserve our respect and gratitude.

But natural bee populations are in decline, for reasons that are not fully understood. Some scientists blame viruses or other diseases, while others blame widespread use of certain pesticides. Whatever the reasons, however, bees are having a tough time of things right now. So in addition to our respect and gratitude, bees also need our help; and the biggest way we can help them is by not disturbing them unless we have no choice.

When do Bees Become Pests?

As mentioned, bees are essential pollinators, and shouldn't be bothered unless we have no choice. In deciding whether we have a choice in any particular situation, there are a few things that we need to consider.

Do you Actually Have a Honeybee Problem?

Many people refer to any stinging insect as a "bee," but there are many other stinging insects, mainly various kinds of wasps, that resemble bees to the untrained eye. You may actually have yellow jackets, European wasps, paper wasps, or some other non-honeybee species. Wasps are not significant pollinators and can be handled by a local exterminator.

Are the Bees Presenting a Danger to People?

Bees are not especially aggressive unless they feel threatened, but they become very aggressive when that happens. Bees have their own language, and if a member of the colony believes that you are a threat, it won't be long before you find yourself surrounded by hundreds or thousands of bees, all with stingers at the ready.

The question then becomes: How much of a threat is any particular beehive? If it's off somewhere in the woods far enough away from your home or any trails that people use that it can be avoided, then probably they should just be left alone. If they're living in your porch or in your garage, on the other hand; or if you or anyone else in your household is allergic to bee stings, then obviously the bees need to be removed.

Are the Bees Inside your Home?

In nature, bees build hives in hollow trees and other protected areas. Now that hollow trees are becoming hard to come by, bees often build hives in void areas of homes. When this happens, the honey and wax can attract other pests and animals or cause damage and staining to your home; so we recommend that the hive be removed.

 

Non-Chemical Honeybee Extraction in the Birmingham Area

Rid-A-Critter provides non-chemical honeybee extraction in Birmingham, Anniston, Bessemer, Hoover, Moody, and in other nearby towns and cities in our Alabama service area.

Our non-chemical approach to honeybee removal begins with finding the bees, for which we use several techniques. Because the nest might be some distance from the holes that they use to enter and exit the building, we may use stethoscopes or infrared imaging cameras to help us find exactly where the bees are living. the minimizes the amount of sheetrock or other building materials we have to remove to get to the nest.

Once we find the beehive, we remove the bees, honeycomb, hive, honey, and anything else we find; thoroughly clean the area; replace the insulation if necessary; and patch the opening we made. We also look for how the bees got into the home and seal those opening up so any stragglers can't get back in.

Honeybee Control Gallery

Here are some pictures of honeybee removal work that we've come across in and around the Birmingham area.

  • Honeybee hive removal through a cut-open ceiling in a house in Moody, Alabama

    Bee extraction from a ceiling in Moody, AL

  • Bee-removal specialist in protective garb holding a large honey bee comb removed from a wall

    Brad removing a honey bee comb from a wall

  • A swarm of honeybees in a bush in Mountain Brook, Alabama

    Honey bees in Mountain Brook, Alabama

  • Honeybee hive removed from a wall of a house in Hoover, Alabama

    Honeybee nest removed from a wall in Hoover

  • Infrared camera locating a honey bee nest in the ceiling of a house

    Locating honey bees in a ceiling

  • Exposed honey comb in the wall of a house in Hueytown, Alabama

    Hueytown, Alabama honey comb removal job

  • Honeybees swarming around a fence post in Pell City, Alabama

    Honeybee swarm in Pell City, Alabama

  • Man in bee suit standing in front of a home with a bee hive in Fairfield, Alabama

    Exterior honey bee removal job in Fairfield

  • Honey comb in wall at a honeybee removal job in Heflin, Alabama

    Honey bee honey comb removal in Heflin

  • Honeybees outside a Birminghamm Alabama home by a second floor window

    Honeybees outside a home in Birmingham

  • A honeybee comb in a wall in Anniston, Alabama before being removed

    Bee hive extracted from a home in Anniston

  • Honey bees tightly clustered on the limb of a tree during a swarm

    Honey bee swarm on the limbs of a tree

  • Men in a cherry picker performing honeybee removal at a hotel

    Difficult honeybee removal job at a hotel

  • Close-up of a piece of honeycomb between a technician's fingers, showing the honey and wax

    Close-up of a piece of honeycomb

  • Combs of a honey bee hive with bees walking on them in a ceiling void in a house in Birmingham Alabama

    Honey bee hive in a house in Birmingham

  • Honeybees swarming on the porch of a home in Midfield, Alabama

    Honey bees swarming on a house in Midfield

  • man on a long ladder removing honeybees from the chimney of a house in Birmingham

    Removing bees from a chimney in Birmingham

  • Honey bee foraging for nectar on the flower of a catnip plant

    Honey bee foraging on a catnip flower

  • A honeybee comb before being removed from an attic in Oxford, Alabama

    Honeybee comb in an attic in Oxford, Alabama

  • Bumble bee nest removed from a burrow outside a house in Chelsea Alabama

    Bumblebee nest in Chelsea, Alabama

  • Honey be nest inside the soffit of a house in Birmingham Alabama

    Honey bee nest in a soffit in Birmingham

  • An exposed honey bee hive in a brick wall in a house in Leeds, Alabama

    Honey bee extraction job in Leeds, Alabama

  • man in a bee suit standing next to an exposed honey bee nest in a wall in Trussville

    Trussville, Alabama honey bee extraction job

  • A bee hive inside a wall that was removed from a home in Bessemer, Alabama

    Bee hive removed from a home in Bessemer

For more information about honeybee removal or any of our quality services, please call us today for an on-site inspection and consultation.

 

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The Birmingham, Alabama office of Rid-A-Critter provides honeybee extraction and removal in Birmingham, Alabama and the the entire Metro Birmingham area including Anniston, Bessemer, Brighton, Chelsea, Fairfield, Heflin, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Jasper, Leeds, Midfield, Moody, Mountain Brook, Oxford, Pell City, Trussville, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas.

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