We love honey bees. But we sure do not like them in our homes! The Colorado State Beekeepers Association offers honeybee rescue services by insured contractors.
Why should you have your bees removed by a beekeeper? First, if you simply spray your bees, you leave all of the supporting hive structure in place. This is composed of beeswax, honey, pollen, larva and bees. Honey is the single finest source of carbohydrates in the animal world. You have now left it unprotected by bees. You essentially trade one insect for a whole host of others seeking this nutrition. Be prepared for these insects and animals to begin seeking this nutrition source. It is, therefore, important to remove the bees AND their residence. Secondly, the larva will die and the uncured nectar will begin to ferment causing issues with both odor and mold. Finally, the honey will be ruined. So–we encourage you to “do it right the first time”. Call a professional hive remover. (They will be happy to give you some honey!)
Take a look at the following list to find an authorized contractor in your area. Be prepared to pay for this service. The removal of a honey bee hive is a complex and time-consuming process and is not performed for free. They are listed alphabetically by community.
Frank Holland Frank the Bee Guy 303-829-5409 firstname.lastname@example.org
Guy Shingleton 303-898-1267 email@example.com
Oliver Stanton 303-570-1942 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Studinski 303-248-6677 email@example.com
Bruce Brown and Alan Epperson Bruce Cell: 970-231-7347 Alan Cell: 970-290-7010
Carl and Deedee Hosler Deedee Cell: 970-218-0279 firstname.lastname@example.org
David Izaguirre 970-324-0092 email@example.com
John Russell 970-302-3947 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chad Street 303-669-9520 email@example.com
(Chad is a certified arborist as well as a beekeeper. He specializes in tree removals and will travel all over the Front Range.)
Matt Kroger 970-412-0981 firstname.lastname@example.org
A recent structural removal: