These are the factors that determine the cost of bee removal and what you should look for in the manner of a permanent and environmental solution. Grab a pencil as you will want to jot down these points and communicate them to your bee technician when you call him to get a quote.
The main factors that determine the Price of bee removal are:
How large is the space where they are inhabiting?
How long have they been there?
How high off the ground are they?
How aggressive are your bees?
How big is the space?
When they reach that limit they will instinctively begin to feed Royal Jelly to a bee larva and create another queen. The new queen will remain and the old queen will fly off with half the worker bees and begin a new house. So be careful, that could mean that you end up with two or more new colonies to eliminate! Bees divide from 3 to 13 times annually! If the space where your bees are residing is small they will divide more frequently but if they are in a big space those bees will continue to construct their colony until its quite large. So it’s easy to see that more time, in a bigger space, will more likely mean you will have a significant bee colony to eliminate. Most companies will give you a best case and worse case estimate of costs based on the “history” of infestation. Lets talk a bit about distances.
Example: Bees in a frame wall. Bees will fly up in between the studs of a wall and attached themselves to the very top. Over time they will construct in this area and can produce a very major colony, but notice not limitless. The limits are that they studs in wall. In a soffet you can see the space is smaller and even a very old bee colony cant get too large unless it has become the roof, which we would consider “limitless” Are getting the pattern? From the hollow spaces of a block wall you have a nearly limitless amount of space for bees to build and never find a need to divide and swarm away. A shed floor is not limitless, but it is a very large space whereas a trailer floor is nearly infinite and potentially can be a monster big bee colony.
Your trained bee removal specialist will be familiar with the majority of situations and as soon as you tell him where the bees are and how long they’ve been there he will have the ability to supply you with the estimate thus letting you shop around. But there’s more to think about.
The next very important factor is how high off the ground are your bees? Are they on the first floor or the second or even the third? Bees will visit the “highest” stage in any structure so where it may seem like the are at the peak of the wall they maybe actually on peak of the second story even though you see them going in at the base of the second floor. Work off tall ladders, lifts, or scaffolding increase the cost of your bee removal but do not be foolish and be tempted with a fast fix and opt for ‘pest control” spraying. It might be cheaper on the brief run but cost you not too far into the future. Return and review Part one to this introduction to learn more as to why spraying does not work. The logistics, danger, and additional time necessary to work off a ladder or lift will add to the bill.
The last element is something which has grown to be a consideration in recent years with the arrival of the African Killer bee, so called. These are honey bees that have an extremely aggressive nature and they will hybridize with our national bees and make a more aggressive bee. If the bees are too aggressive then more care and greater pains have to be made to ensure your situation is being treated quickly and safely including the demand for your bee technician to invest more time in a hot bee suit, this potentially can add to the over all cost of resolving your bee issues. Its important to note that hardly any bees are so competitive that they need to be destroyed. So please, if you’re able to, consider live bee removal and rescue the bees.