I am licensed to remove honey bees in the Rio Grande Valley.
Note: I am only licensed to remove honey bees. No other insects.
I don’t kill honey bees; I relocate them to my bee yard.
I remove the queen bee, worker bees, comb and honey. If the comb and honey are not removed, they could attract another swarm of honey bees or melt and cause damage to the structure the hive was in.
Note: Unfortunately, I don’t do repairs. If I need to cut into a wall, soffit, etc., I will do my best to do as little damage as possible, but may not be able to repair the damage done. I do, however, know some contractors here in the Valley. If you don’t already know of someone, ask me. I might have contact information for someone in your area to help you.
I don’t use chemicals to exterminate or relocate the honey bees.
Schedule your appointment now! Call me, Caleb Schalk, at (956) 434-6571. Explain your situation to me, and I’ll give you a price quote and schedule a day and time that I can do the removal.
Don’t try to kill honey bees yourself!
Honey bees can be aggressive! How aggressive honey bees are varies considerably. One colony could be extremely docile while another could be extremely aggressive, and everything in-between. Although I have found most honey bee colonies to be more docile, you can’t tell how aggressive they are by looking at them. Sometimes the bees seem to be docile, and you can go right up to the hive and they don’t care. However, when you start messing with them they may turn out to be aggressive. Once an aggressive colony of honey bees is disturbed and angry, you can’t calm them down! They could attack you, your neighbors, and any pets you or your neighbors have in your yards.
Be careful who you hire to remove honey bees.
You need to make sure that the person you’re hiring to remove the honey bees knows what they’re doing. This applies whether you’re hiring a beekeeper or an exterminator. Some beekeepers have a vast amount of experience working with honey bees in a man-made bee hive, but have no experience removing honey bees from the wall of a house. Likewise, some pest exterminators have experience eradicating many other insects, but not honeybees – especially aggressive honey bees!
A beekeeper or an exterminator who does not know what he/she is doing can make a bad situation much worse:
Why relocate instead of exterminate?
Honey bees are very important insects. The majority of the food we eat is pollinated by honey bees. In fact, 1/3 of all the food we eat is dependent on insects to pollinate it. With insects that important, it’s best not to kill them. After all, the honey bees aren’t the problem, it’s the location of the honey bees that’s the problem. If those honey bees were inside a wooden bee hive instead of in your yard, they could be used to pollinate crops and produce honey. Even aggressive honey bees can be made docile after relocation through a process called re-queening.
That said, in rare situations it’s not practical or safe to have the bees relocated. In those situations it’s best to have an exterminator who knows how to work with honey bees kill them.
Call me first, and I’ll let you know if I can help. Most of the time the bees can be relocated.
How do I prevent honey bees from establishing a colony in my yard?
There is no way to guarantee that honey bees won’t establish a colony in your yard, but there are some steps you can take to discourage them: