your bees giving you a buzz???
Florida Bee Removal, Inc. for all of your buzzing
Bee Removal, Inc. is a licensed
and insured company.
Bee Removal specializes in live removal and relocation of bees.
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 Orlando and Orange County, but
the entire state
of Florida. Under
normal circumstances, we typically have a same-day
response in Orlando, FL. Feel free to contact
us with any questions you may have. Call
Florida Bee Removal whether you need bee removal
services in Orlando, 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 in
Orlando we turn
them over to a local beekeeper in the Orlando area
so they may be
safely managed. Our goal is not to
exterminate bees, rather remove the danger of the
bees from your property in Orlando 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 in Orlando.
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 in Orlando 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)
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.
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 , ORLANDO , 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
FLYING AROUND OUDSIDE LIGHTS AT NIGHT
honeybees are found
around light fixtures, it could be
due to several situations: 1- A bee colony
may have entered the void behind the
light; 2- food seeking bee scouts may
perceive the light as time to hunt for
food; 3- “ Zombie “ bees , infected
with parasites, may be attracted
to the light source . This may
include sick or dying bees.
facets, in honey bee eyes, recognize UV
light better than humans. Before sunrise,
bee colonies will have already taken
preparations to begin daily food
excursions. The “grocery bees" will
have already eaten their breakfast of
honey. UV receptors will have alerted them
that dawn is near.
only a dozen or so bees will be noticed by
a light fixture. There is no useful
purpose for an entire bee colony to leave
the hive at once.
cases, bees flying around night lights,
that a bee colony resides in the
near vicinity and should be investigated.
now for all of your bee issues!
WASP, AND OTHER STINGING INSECTS REMOVAL, CONTROL,
AND RELOCATION FOR ALL OF ORANGE COUNTY AND NEARBY
SPRINGS, APOPKA, CELEBRATION, CLERMONT, KISSIMMEE,
LADY LAKE, LAKE MARY, OCOEE ORLANDO, OVIEDO,
POINCIANA, SANFORD, ST CLOUD, TAVARES, UMATILLA,
WEKIWA SPRINGS, WINDERMERE, WINTER GARDEN, WINTER
GREENING ( Huanglongbing---HLB
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
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 POLINATORS.
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 PREVIOUS
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 SEVERE
GREENING—UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA—EFFECTS ON
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.