Eco-Safe prides itself on the fact that we understand the significance of beneficial bees. Before tackling any bee issue, feel free to send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org for identification! We will ID them for you via email/ inspect the bees in person you are experiencing free of charge. We are proud to have our own in-house bee relocation specialist who shares Eco-Safe's Eco-Revolution philosophy, is registered with the Texas Apiary Inspection Service as required by Texas Agriculture Code, Section 131.045, and has obtained a permit that allows the beekeeper to transport bees between counties as required by Texas Agriculture Code, Section 131.043. Beekeepers registered with the Texas Apiary Inspection Service are excluded from complying with the Texas Structural Pest Control Act pursuant to Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1951, Structural Pest Control, Section 1951.056.
Not only will we do our best to solve your bee problem, but by rescuing and relocating them, the native honey bees will be able to continue doing their important job.
When you call or e-mail us, be sure to mention
– The address of the bee colony
– Contact information: name, phone number and email address
– How long the bees have been there
– What is the nature of the colony? In a wall? A tree? A barbecue? The attic?
– What do you see?
– Are you positive they are honeybees? (If not, never worry - we will be happy to ID any image sent to us. We welcome any and all insect and "pest" ID questions).
The goal in every relocation is the queen that can be seen pictured to the right (she is the largest one!). The other bees follow their queen via phermones.
Features and Fun Facts
We have the experience and passion to relocated native honey bees safely and effectively. We use the best possible equipment that is safe for both the bee removal specialist and the bees!
· Honey Bee swarms are a natural biological event. Although swarms normally occur during the spring months of April and May in Texas, they could happen in other months as well.
· A laboratory analysis is needed to tell a truly Africanized bee from a regular one, so it is impossible to say what you have at a glance.
· Bees are attracted to flowers and to scents such as those found in perfumes and shampoos. If you'd rather not have them bother you when you are outside, try to avoid any scent that might attract a bee.
· Queen honey bees can lay between 1,200 to 2000 eggs per day (which ratchets up the population pretty fast)!
· There are three types of bees in the hive – Queen, Workers and Drones.
· The queen may live up to 3 or 4 years.
· She is constantly fed and groomed by attendant worker bees.
· Drones are the only "boy" bees, while (technically) the rest are females.
· Honey bees fly at 15 miles per hour.
· Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.
· Honeybees are the only known insect to produce food for humans.
· Honeybees will usually travel approximately 3 miles from their hive.
· Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.
· Honeybees have five eyes, 3 small ones on top of the head and two big ones in front. They also have hair on their eyes!
· Bees communicate with each other by dancing and by using pheromones (scents).
· Honeybees never sleep!