Apis mellifera, the European honey bee

we like honey bees. they make honey. and they're cute. if a swarm shows up at your place, give me a call and I'll remove it for you. if it's too late for that, because bees have already moved into your walls or soffits, I can probably help out with that, too, so long as they're honey bees.

swarm collection is free and I'll travel just about anywhere in Clark or Cowlitz counties. if you're outside that area, chances are good that I can put you in touch with a beekeeper close by.

cutting out or trapping out an established beehive is not free, but it's not terribly expensive, either. the cost of an initial visit to look at the hive is based on the distance I need to travel, but if it's a job I end up doing, I'll credit that toward the final cost. the hourly rate for the actual removal depends on the amount of risk involved to my person, so a job on your extremely steep roof will cost more than one in your small shed.

you might be tempted to spray some RAID in there, but I would strongly recommend against that. honey bees build their comb in a way that makes it real difficult to kill them all with spray. and even if they do all die, if the comb isn't removed, another swarm will find it and move in eventually. removing a honey bee colony that has been sprayed is expensive, so don't do it.

(trap out in progress)

send some electronic mail or telephone (360-225-9348).

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