your bees giving you a buzz???
Florida Bee Removal, Inc. for all of your buzzing
Bee Removal, Inc. is a licensed
and insured company.
& Honey Removal
Bee Removal specializes in live removal and relocation of
bees in Lakeland.
In addition to bee removal (including Africanized
bees) we remove wasps, hornets, yellow jackets as
well as bee hive and honey removal. We are
licensed and insured and perform bee removal
service not only in Lakeland, but the entire state
of Florida. Call Florida Bee Removal whether
you need bee removal services, or perhaps you have
a bee swarm or yellow jacket nest on your property
and would just like additional information.
We have been in the bee removal business over 50
years and enjoy every bee removal adventure. You are never a bother to us, we love the phone to
buzz for bees!
If you are located in Florida,
you come into contact with bees. It's just a fact
of life. Sadly, you don't know if you're dealing
with aggressive bees or non-aggressive bees until
it's too late. At Florida Bee Removal, our experts
are highly qualified and properly trained in safe,
effective bee removal techniques. We offer
same-day service at a fair price.
When we can safely and
effectively perform it, Florida Bee Removal
prefers to practice live bee removal of the bee
hive if at all possible. When we have safely
removed the live bees from your property we turn
them over to a local beekeeper so they may be
safely managed. When we have safely
removed the live bees from your property in
Lakeland, we turn
them over to a local beekeeper so they may be
safely managed. Our goal is not to
exterminate bees, rather remove the danger of the
bees from your property and keep them in their
natural habitat so they can continue benefit our
evironment. Other stinging and aggressive
insects such as wasps and yellow jackets must be
exterminated and removed from the
Removal ~ Yellow Jacket Removal ~ Wasp Removal ~
BEE REMOVAL 2014
Florida bee removal year has nearly reached a
conclusion. Our bee removal and relocation
specialists have experienced quite a buzz in
sharing your bee removal adventures. This year has
been especially active with the movement of
thousands of bee hives into Florida .
Bee removal or relocation
becomes necessary when bee swarms suddenly appear
on trees, in containers, or around structures.
Also, established bee colonies, with combs, need
removal when they interfere with normal human
2014 began with a very mild
Spring which set the stage for many bee swarms and
the need for their removal. This early invasion
led to numerous bee hive removals and relocations
as the seasons progressed.
Along with bee removal, we have noticed a
lot more activity in late 2014 with calls for
service for yellow jacket removal. These
insects have even caused
a death locally. As a consequence, 2014 has been an
exceptional year for Florida Bee Removal.
MILLS - BEEKEEPER BS SCIENCE ED (Biology)
*The State of Florida
recommends that all bee colonies not managed by
beekeepers nesting in close proximity to areas
frequented by people or domestic animals be
eradicated by a licensed and insured Pest Control
Operator or removed by a registered beekeeper for
purposes of public safety. It can not be
stressed enough that bee removal should only be
performed by a licensed and insured professional
bee removal company, as death or serious injury
could result to bystanders or the person
attempting the bee removal.*
now for all of your bee issues!
Honeybees will attach up to 200 pounds
of brood and honey to structures in
attics. The ports of entry must first be
determined:. Bees enter attics from the
outside of homes, sheds, and businesses.
A careful examination of concentrated
bee activity should be found and
evaluated. The most common entry points,
into attics, are: soffits, vents,
and decayed siding. . A determination
needs to then be made between an
exterior or ceiling / floor treatment
and removal. When the beehive is only in
a soffit or wall, exterior bee removal
can be a good option. Contrary to this;
if the bee colony extends deep along
attic rafters, atop the human living
spaces, a ceiling or floor bee
infestation resolution should prove
to be more efficacious. A plastic sheet
is recommended to catch the honeycombs
and bees. Ceiling and floor repairs need
to be effected by those trained and
licensed to make such repairs.
Simple eradication of the bees, without
nest removal, could result in leakage of
honey and a foul odor from decaying bees
and brood ( similar to ammonia ).
Florida Bee Removal is equipped to
perform complete bee and honeycomb
removal with minimal structural damage
Raymond Mills BS USF
REMOVAL FROM TABLE
ATOP A LAKELAND HOTEL
FLORIDA-THE LAND OF LAKES AND SWANS—A
BEE SWARM FOUND A GREAT PLACE TO REST AND
VIEW THE CITY.
THIS BEE SWARM COULD HAVE EASILY
FLOWN TO A WALL VOID IN ONE OF LLOYD
WRIGHT’S DESIGNS ,ON THE CAMPUS OF
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE, OR INTO A SOFFIT
OF ONE OF MANY HOMES BORDERING LAKE
HOLLINGSWORTH. RAYMOND MILLS-BEE KEEPER,
SHOOK THE BEE SWARM INTO A CARDBOARD BOX
AND RELOCATED IT TO A BEE FARM NORTH OF
LAKELAND. BEE COLONIES AND HUMANS ENJOY A
MUTUALISTIC RELATIONSHIP. THIS SWARM WAS
IN A CONVENIENT LOCATION. SAVING IT WAS A
HAPPY EXPERIENCE AND THE SWANS, GLIDING
ACROSS LAKE HOLLINGSWORTH, WAS A SIGHT TO
SWARM BENEATH TABLE ( FURNITURE )
FLORIDA BEE REMOVAL, INC -LAKELAND
Pepper plants (Florida Holly)
Bee Removal, inc
USF SCIENCE EDUCATION
Keepers locate thousands of bee hives in
close proximity to this introduced
invasive plant. From mid August through
September, the plants produce tons of
lemon-colored nectar. The honey is
excellent as a bakery ingredient. However,
the pure honey has a distinct bitter
aftertaste. Bee colonies prosper by
storing surpluses up to
. Attempts at eradication or removal of
this plant has been unsuccessful.
Oh well; the bee and wasp
population benefits from the nectar and
birds love the red fruit. Bee swarms and
bee scouts are abundant due to the large
number of reproductive bee colonies.
Removal of the bee hives occurs in
November after the nectar flow has ceased.
Wild bee issues slow after the removal of
the managed bee hives.
BEE WARE---BEE SWARMS ARE ON THE HORIZON
WESTERFELT FAMILY WAS HAVING A BACK-YARD
COOKOUT WHEN THE SKY SUDDENLY TURNED BLACK
WITH THOUSANDS OF SWARMING BEES. THE
INSECTS APPEARED INTERESTED IN A NEARBY
ORANGE TREE, ON WHICH THEY CLUSTERED. THE
MASS RESEMBLED A BASKETBALL. ALTHOUGH THIS
EVENT FRIGHTENED THE FAMILY, THE APIANS
DID NOT ATTEMPT TO ATACK ANYONE.
HONEY BEE SWARMS ARE, MOST OFTEN,
SPLITS FROM BEE HIVES IN AN ATTEMPT TO
INCREASE BEE HIVE NUMBERS. SINCE BEE HIVES
AND BEE KEEPERS HAVE INCREASED
LATELY, THE CHANCE OF WITNESSING A
BEE SWARM IS MORE LIKELY THAN PREVIOUS
YEARS (2014). BEE
SWARMING WILL COMMENCE, IN EARNEST, AROUND
MARCH FIRST AS ORANGE AND OTHER CITRUS
TREES BLOSSOM. CITIES WHICH MAY BE MOST
, WINTER HAVEN,
, SEBRING, AND OTHER
BEE REMOVAL CAN NORMALLY RELOCATE
BEE SWARMS TO A BEE KEEPER.
RAYMOND MILLS-BEE KEEPER BS USF
What type of bee do you have?
Identify your bee: Bumblebee,
Bee & Mining
These photos and descriptions of
different types of bees may help you better relay
your bee problem to a Florida Bee Removal
specialist. If you can't find what your
looking for there, feel free to call
Florida Bee Removal. We want your bee
Did you know?
*Honeybees are not
native to the USA. They are European in origin,
and were brought to North America by the early
*Honeybees are not
aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless
protecting their hive from an intruder or are
control operators are the only people according to
Florida law that are allowed to apply pesticides
to honey bees for bee removal, so if you are
having a bee removal issue, contact a PCO.
represent a highly organized society, with various
bees having very specific roles during their
lifetime: e.g., nurses, guards, grocers,
housekeepers, construction workers, royal
attendants, undertakers, foragers, etc.
*The queen bee can
live for several years. Worker bees live for 6
weeks during the busy summer, and for 4-9 months
during the winter months.
*In Florida ,
"managed bee hives" are cultured by bee
keepers. They are required to be registered,
inspected by DACS, and to consist of gentle
stock. Harming or theft of managed bee hives could
be a 3rd degree felony. A wild bee hive is
one that has no bee keeper and can be eradicated,
by an authorized entity, if deemed necessary.
yellow jackets do not store surpluses of honey,
produce wax, nor secrete royal jelly. Instead,
they feed their brood with meat products
masticated from other insects or other
animals. The Yellow jacket species are very
aggressive, and like bee removal, yellow jacket
removal should not be attempted by a novice. Call
*Bee removal is a
necessity, as bee infestations can cause thousands
of dollars in damage to your home or
business. After the bee removal, a comb
filled with larvae, pollen and honey still
remain. Without the bees to regulate the
temperature of the comb the wax capping can
melt and the honey could leak out resulting in
ruined drywall, wall covering, carpet, etc.
with bees, yellow jackets are much more
aggressive, and most reported "bee
stings" may in fact be yellow jacket stings.
Yellow Jackets are easily provoked and unlike
bees, they will attack in force chasing the
perceived threat for large distances. The
easiest and safest option for bee removal and
yellow jacket removal is to hire Florida Bee
Removal. If you're determined to do it yourself,
know that the likelihood of getting stung is high.
to the larger barbs in honey bees, yellow jackets
have lance like stingers with small barbs and are
capable of stinging repeatedly.
*Honey bees will
often form waxen nests attached to tree limbs and
structures (referred to as "exposed
Recently, a basketball-sized bee colony was
discovered hanging from a tree limb in Bradenton,
the story and photos here with Tiffany
Tompkins at the Bradenton Herald). This bee
relocation was accomplished using a cardboard box
and a laundry bag. After the bee box reached the
apiary (bee yard), it was shaken into a wooden box
of frames containing wax foundation. Within a few
days, it is hoped that the bee colony will store
lots of honey and become better suited for managed
male honey bee is known as a drone. His job is to
chase down a queen bee and inseminate her. The
egg-bearing queen can then lay either fertile or
sterile brood. A drone bee results from a
non-fertile egg. Therefore, a drone bee has
grandparents and a mother but no father.
you see a large cluster of bees with no apparent
bee hive, don't spray them with insecticide.
Chances are these bees are gentle, as they have no
babies or home to defend. Let Florida Bee
Removal perform a live bee removal for you at a
very low price. This is the chance to remove
the bees without killing them before they build a
bee hive on your property which they will defend
to the end!
because you have bees on your property does not
necessarily mean that the bees must be removed.
When you call Florida Bee Removal we may
ask you some questions and advise you a bee
removal visit is not necessary.
some bee swarms will simply move on and leave you
and your family alone.
is not necessary to disturb the hive itself to
initiate an Africanized Bee attack. In fact,
Africanized bees have been known to respond
viciously to mundane occurrences, including noises
or even vibrations from vehicles, equipment and
pedestrians. Keep your children and pets
away from the bee hive or swarm if its on your
bees are less discriminating in their choice of
nests than native bees, utilizing a variety of
natural and man-made objects, including hollow
trees, walls, porches, sheds, attics, utility
boxes, garbage containers and abandoned vehicles.
They also tend to swarm more often than other
years ago, high in a Himalayan Village, bee
prepare to harvest honey from
the lofty hives of
laboriosa , the world’s largest
honey bee. While
hanging from a ladder, overlooking
spectacular views of swift flowing rivers
and late spring flora, a seasoned honey
a huge honey comb into a wooden basket .
Below the cliff, a fire smolders and spreads
a cloud of smoke onto the bee hives above.
The bee colonies sense an impending fire and
remove themselves off the combs, as they
gorge themselves with a survival meal of
their hard earned honey. In the village, a
sense of intense
jubilation takes place when the bee hunters
return with their sweet
bee hunter tradition continues to be passed
down through the ages. Some have fallen to
their deaths in this adventurous pursuit.
experienced a satisfying sense of
accomplishment in the face of extreme peril.
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AND BEE POLLINATION IN FLORIDA
ANALYSIS BY: RAYMOND MILLS-BEE KEEPER
IS A BACTERIAL DISEASE, CARRIED BY A SMALL
INSECT ( Asian Citrus Psyllid ) . IT CAUSES
DEFORMED AND UNPALATABLE FRUIT IN CITRUS
TREES, A CHIEF SOURCE OF NECTAR AND POLLEN
FOR HONEY BEES. ONCE A TREE HAS BEEN
INFECTED, DEATH IS ASSURED WITHIN A FEW
YEARS. SINCE THIS DISEASE PRESENTS AN
EMINENT THREAT TO BOTH CITRUS AND ITS BEE
VISITORS, PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED FOR
CONTROL AND TREATMENT OF HLB.
POLK AND HIGHLAND COUNTIES HAVE LONG
BEEN LEADING PRODUCTION REGIONS OF CITRUS
WHERE BEE KEEPERS HAVE TRADITIONALLY PLACED
THOUSANDS OF BEE HIVES
AND PRODUCED TONS OF DELECTABLE
ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY. BEE HIVES ARE ALREADY
PRESENT, IN LARGE NUMBERS, ALONG THE
HIGHLAND RIDGE, WHICH ORNATES SUCH CITIES
AS: LAKE ALFRED, HAINES CITY, DAVENPORT,
WINTER HAVEN, AND LAKE
LARGE GROVES, RESIDENTIAL AREAS ARE ALSO IN
THE WAKE OF THIS THREAT TO CITRUS AND BEE
THE APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES, BOTH
TO SOIL AND FOLIAGE, PRESENTS A DANGER TO
BEE POLLINATORS AND THE BEE HIVES TO WHICH
THEY MAY TRANSPORT TOXINS. TO LESSEN THE
PROBABILITY OF BEE DEATHS, PESTICIDES SHOULD
NOT BE APPLIED JUST PRIOR TO OR DURING
BLOOMING. REMOVAL OF AFFECTED TREES AND
REMOVAL OF BEE HIVES, FROM HLB-INFECTED
AREAS SHOULD BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED.
HLB IS A MORE SERIOUS THREAT THAN
INFECTIONS, SUCH AS: CITRUS CANKER.
WITH THIS NEW THREAT, INCREASED HONEY BEE
LOSSES CAN BEE ANTICIPATED UNTIL A CONTROL
CAN BE FOUND AND POSSIBLE REMOVAL OF ITS
GREENING—UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA—EFFECTS
ON HONEY BEE
is an interesting link talking about citrus
greening and pesticides and the effect on the
media story of honeybees being lost due
to pesticides in orange groves.
Bee Removal Lakeland