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Swarms Collection
save the bees and destroy the wasps

 

DO YOU HAVE A HONEY BEE SWARM?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will respond to any bee swarm calls 24 hours 7 days a week

We respond to wasp and bumble bees during daylight hours only

Call – 027 818 4058 or 027 470 9019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey Bee

Please do not –

Do not disturb the swarm

Do not spray the swarm with fly spray or any other insecticides

Do not hose the swarm down with water

Do not hit the swarm with anything such as a broom or stick

Do not call a pest controller or an exterminator

 

Observe it from a safe distance,

bees are not aggressive and will not attack you if you leave them alone

 

We remove Wasp and Bumble Bee nests

There is a fee which covers poison and operational costs.

 

                                                                Wasp                                              bumble bee

 

Here at Honey Harvest Apiaries, we take wasp control seriously, wasps are a national problem with not just interrupting your picnic but also attacking anyone who gets close to the nest, they also attack and kill bees.  Warning wasp-stings hurt quite a bit more than bee stings, please keep clear and call us at Honey Harvest Apiaries for wasp control. There is a small fee for controling any wasp or bumble bee nests. 

 

 

More about Swarms

Honey bees will swarm for a number of reasons, for example when there is not enough room in the hive; the bees will leave the old hive looking for a new space to build in, often the bees will rest in a tree or bush or even strange places like on a car.

The best thing to do if you come across a swarm is to leave it alone and call Honey Harvest Apiaries for advice, we will be happy to come and take it away.  The bees will be rehoused and fed, the beekeeper will also check for any diseases and the condition of the swarm.

Please DO NOT spray the swarm with anything including water or insecticide (fly spray) or anything else. The beekeeper will use smoke to calm down the bees or even sugar water in a spray bottle to keep them settled.

If you find bees in the wall of a building this is considered to be a hive and not a swarm.  Removal of a hive can be quite tricky as this requires removing some of the cladding from the building, with this come some costs for the removal as it takes time for the beekeeper to complete.  Beware that most beekeepers will open up the walls of a building with extreme care but will not restore the building back to its original state, it is up to the home owner to get restoration done by a qualified builder at the owners expense.

Leaving a hive in a wall will cause damage over time so it is better to get it removed as soon as possible, the longer they are in the wall or cavity the more damage they will do.

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