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Often, our clubs get comments such as:
We really appreciate the growing interest and public education in trying to save the bees! We wholeheartedly wish that we could save each colony! We often volunteer our time with various non-profits to help encourage education on our pollinators.
However, beekeeping often involves risks such as falling (ladders, roofs, etc.), stings from
unmanaged colonies It involves costs such as hive equipment, gas, time, etc.
In addition, many small beekeepers are not getting the fees from pollination which is where most of the profit is in commercial beekeeping.
Thus, most of their income comes from bee removals.
Therefore, by supporting a local beekeeper, you are often helping them to provide more aid to the community in the form of education and pollination. Asking them to remove bees for free is like asking a pest control company, electrician, doctor, plumber, tutor, or any other service-oriented company to provide a service for free.
Often times, beekeepers will offer discounted services to seniors and low-income families, but it is up to each individual beekeeper to offer those discounts as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Prices may significantly vary.
The question for the one seeking bee removal is... "Is this company following "Live Bee Removal Best Practices"
What are fair market values for bee removals?
Although prices may vary for expert live bee removals that follow
"Best Practices", Of course, all depends on the complexity, risk, and time that the removal involves.
It is often necessary to cut into a roof, stucco, drywall, shed floor, etc. This takes at least 4 hours and usually averages 6 hours on site. Sometimes it can take longer for more extensive removals. In addition, we often have several more hours of work off site to relocate the bees to their new home. Thus, each person involved in the process (usually 2) works a 6–10-hour day per "cut out" removal. We are a fully insured remover and will tell you the location where the bees will be relocated.
Please, research the beekeeper and their practices before deciding.
For more information on our bee removal services, please visit our "Bee Removal" page.
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