Live Honey Bee Removal Tujunga California
Live Bee Removal Tujunga California - David Cain (818) 581-6926
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Please do not call beekeepers and try to sell "your" Killer Bees to us for your own profit, it is never going to happen with any of us. You can keep your mean, nasty, aggressive, dangerous bees if you want to be like that. We don't want them in our apiary for two reasons: a) their aggressive genes are going to pollute our gentle hives, and b) Africanized "killer" bees are not good honey producers, their genes are going to reduce our livelihood from our good producer bees.
Yes, we are live bee removal experts, have removed live hives of all kinds, including live removals of "killer" bees. If you decide to hire us, the decision of live remove or not live remove is ours to make, depending on exactly where the bees are located and how aggressive and dangerous they are to human life in general. We are the bee experts, you are the bee students. We love educating people about bees. Please understand economics, we are not "profiting" from "your bees". In all likelihood, you have encountered low-honey-yield extreme-aggression bees that do us no favor, they reduce our profits.
If it was possible to breed AHB's to overflow with honey and to be docile that would have happened a long time ago before aggressive AHB's colonized from California to Georgia, as far north as Washington state. It costs us gas to drive to and from your place, it eats up our time which could often be better spent with our apiary. Trying to convert a wild, feral hive to a productive part of our apiary costs gas, drive time, etc. Live removal of a hive of 250,000 angry bees can take over a week with two men who need to be paid for their time. Now here is the really hard part... African Honey Bees pollinate food crops just like European bees.
Every time someone destroys an AHB hive, they might literally save one human life to make hundreds of people go hungry later. No bees in our future, little food in our future. 30-70% of everything everyone of every culture eats is bee pollinated. Go ahead and up your annual pesticide use from the national average of 20+ pounds per man, woman and child. Kill another bee hive during Colony Collapse Disorder. We all may go hungry later. The escalating number of pounds of pesticide per person nationally and globally may make honeybees go extinct. Please do not assume we want to kill bees; some people do, they just want a check. We think of those types as opportunistic pest-control guys; for us that is the last resort in certain situations. Live bee removal cost more, takes more time, is more dangerous for us, etc.
The news media has always sensationalized "killer" bees. Those most in danger are those who are allergic to any bee or wasp sting, people who should have an Epi-Pen handy at all times, work, home, school and car.
Before we discuss AHB, African Honey Bee lets discuss all bees, all wasps and those who are not allergic to insect bites and stings. About 700 bee stings from any kind of bee or wasp will kill anyone, allergic or not.
African Honeybees actually include three subspecies of bees. The most highly aggressive of the three African subspecies, Apies Mellifera scutelata were taken in cages to a laboratory in Brazil in 1957, were they escaped into the wild. Apies Mellifera scutelata has been breeding with ordinary Honeybees in South America, Central America and Mexico, making their way North since 1957. They arrived in the United States around 1998-1999. They are very aggressive and have killed people, will kill people again. Do not approach wild, feral bee hives, regardless of if you have bee allergies or not. Until a person is stung, they do not truly know if they have bee allergies.
This paragraph is not to de-emphasize the danger of AHB's, but to get past the news media's sensationalization of "killer bees". More people around you die every day of shootings, stabbings, car accidents and pesticide poisoning than will ever die from AHB's. Beekeepers wish the news media would sensationalize the 69,000-plus child-pesticide-deaths that occur each year and the 220,000-plus child-pesticide-deaths that occur each year. The pesticide industry, pr firms and lobby pays big money to silence the public outcry that should occur and silence critics in government. Do not attempt to kill African Honeybees with pesticides, you are very likely to poison yourself or get stung to death.
People in Mexico and the United States do die from African Honeybees each year, but no where near the 9,000 gun murders, the 32,788 car accident fatalities of 2010, the 289,000 pesticide deaths per year in all 50 states. Death by killer bee stings is a very are occurrence, most 'incidents' are dogs tied up on leashes, pigs in small pig pens, horses in stalls or tied up, etc. When killer bees attacks, any able-bodied man, woman or child usually runs away, gets inside of a house, car or truck. in most attacks, able bodied people save themselves just fueled by survival instincts and adrenalin, by running away. Killer bees have chased people up to a quarter mile, but this is not the norm. Most incidents start with someone bumping their hive, their foot taps an old tractor tire as they walk by and the bees attack them because the hive was bumped. People in wheelchairs, on crutches, infants and toddlers, the elderly with trouble walking are all much more vulnerable if attacked. Those able to run usually survive, most fatalities are confined animals, dogs on a long rope, etc.
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As you may already be aware, Honeybees in general are having an extremely tough time staying alive and pollinating our fruits and vegetables we all eat. We face an uncertain future where our population is going up and the bees that pollinate our fruit and vegetable foods, around 140-different foods... those pollinator bees are declining in health and numbers. Scientists have dubbed the disappearing bee phenomena Colony Collapse Disorder. European Honeybees are known as Apis mellifera. Colony collapse disorder is one of the most serious problems world-wide, it gets very little press coverage.
Some honeybee trivia. Killer bees originated in Africa, they breed very prolifically and are extremely aggressive. There is another, extremely rare gentle bee, called the Buckfast bee (that contains heritage from two African rare and docile African stocks Apis mellifera sahariensis and Apis mellifera monticola). Buckfast bees are very rare, you will probably never see one, are much more likely to see a wild, feral Africanized bee swarm or hive. But just for bee trivia sake, Buckfast bees are probably the gentlest honey bee that a beekeeper could ever raise.
Beekeepers have tried to breed gentleness into Apis mellifera scutelata, Killer Bees. The aggressive genes are dominant, the gentle genes recessive. AHB's tend to mate with gentle queens, making beekeeping no fun at all for the beekeeper. Coming out to a previous gentle hive and finding tens-of-thousands of angry, aggressive bees is no fun at all.
Nobody takes up beekeeping without a deep love of all things nature and natural. All beekeepers are environmentalists. Occasionally you might find an opportunist pest-control person just out to make a buck who is no environmentalist at all. Our experience is there kill the bee price is often more the same or more than our live removal price, but not always. Our prices reflect making an honest living and the difficulty, the time it takes to do a job. It is logistics, 50,000 bees in a wall of a house and that sized hive takes several men 3-4 days to deal with until the wall has a rough patch on it again and the bees won't come back. Yes, someone might do it cheaper and bees will come back because a young, novice beekeeper is still learning bees. 250,000 bees in the attic or garage wall in August is going to be a very time consuming, expensive job, live or dead removal. There are companies that will just leave the mess to turn into black mold. Pesticide companies just spray dead and go for less money, you get mice and rats eating the hive, black mold in your structure.
We hope you have a sense of our dedication to preserving bees, commitment to stopping the loss of honeybees via CCD and what our work ethic is. Every hive we can save and re-quuen with a docile queen is that many more bees out pollinating Citrus, Peach, Apple, Cherries (like local Aztec Cherris grown by many Hispanic people). It is our bees that give you tomato, bell peppers, watermelon, squash, cucmbers, etc. 110-140 foods on your dinner table each year are bee pollinated. Things you can do to stop honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder: 1) Do not use any Bayer Imidacloprid insecticide anywhere. Look at the labels, for the word Bayer on the front of the label, Imidacloprid in fine print as active ingredient. 2) Keep water in a fountain or bird bath, clean with dish-soap and water, rinse all soap residue away. Do not use chlorine, bleach or fountain chemicals. 3) If nobody is bee allergic in your home, plant some Joe Pye weed, it is available mail order. Plant some hydrangeas in your garden. Ask for bee-attractant plants in your local family-owned nursery. Remember, your local family owned nursery are usually more environmentally friendly... 4) Absolutely avoid doing business with pesticide pushers with row after row of Bayer Imidacloprid Colony Collapse Disorder Pesticide, aka Neonicotinoids. A very large part of Europe has banned these products; wherever the Neonicotinoids get legally banned, the bees are coming back. Tell your local chain stores or chain nurseries that you are boycotting them as long as they are selling, pushing, making available to the public Neonicotinoids. If you need to kill bugs, use Mint oil, Garlic oil, Thyme oil and Rosemary oil. Use Spinosad. If your plants have fungus, use Neem oil. Complain to the highest manager or owner you can, you sell Neonicotinoids, I don't buy anything at all from you, ever.
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