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Structural Hive Removal / Extractions

We all love honey bees, but not everyone likes them in their homes! The Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA) offers this list of structural removers/honeybee rescue services (extractions) by insured providers as a community service.

Why should you have your bees removed from your structure by a beekeeper? First, if you simply spray and kill the bees, you leave all the supporting hive structure in place. This is composed of beeswax, honey, pollen, larvae, pupae and bees. Honey is the single finest source of carbohydrates in the world. You have now left it unprotected by the bees. You essentially traded one insect for a host of both insects and animals seeking this nutrition and these “critters” will find this food source. Therefore, it is important to remove the bees AND their residence. Second, the larvae and pupae will die leaving the uncured nectar to ferment causing issues with both odor and mold.  With no temperature regulation by the bees, the honey, nectar and wax will let and can find its’ way into your home, potentially dripping through outlets, air ducts and window frames.  Finally, the honey in the hive will be ruined. So, we encourage you to do it right the first time by call a professional hive remover (most likely they’ll even be happy to give you some of the honey!).

The following list provides individuals that operate mainly in the Denver Metro area and across the Front Range.

Be prepared to pay for these services. The removal of a honey bee hive is a complex, messy, time-consuming process and is not performed for free. Some providers will only remove the bees and the associated bee products.  In this case you may need to hire an additional contractor to repair and rebuild the area previously occupied by the bees. Other providers may perform the extraction and repair/rebuild.  Please ensure you understand the extent of the work they will perform and the services they will perform.     Providers are listed alphabetically by last name with their phone number, email address and the areas they work in indicated in the listing.

CSBA does not endorse any of these providers over the others – we are simply listing individuals known to provide these types of service.  To be listed, providers must show that they have liability insurance and meet several other criteria established by CSBA.  For information on the criteria to be listed in this directory please email Joe at BeeSwarmRescue@gmail.com.

Please exercise due diligence when engaging anyone on this list as CSBA is not responsible for these services.

 

Structural Hive Removers/Extractors:

Stuart Davis: 303.548.5473 – mailto:sdavislkn4elk@gmail.com
Will travel to Aurora, Green Valley Ranch, Centennial, Denver, DIA, Buckley AFB, Greenwood Village, Commerce City, Glendale & Parker and surrounding areas


Alan Epperson: 970.290.7019 – JN.Epperson@gmail.com
Will travel to Ft. Collins, Winsor, Greeley, Loveland, Brighton, Northern Denver Metro area.


Nathan Epperson:  970.690.1341 – JN.Epperson@gmail.com
Will travel to Ft. Collins, Winsor, Greeley, Loveland, Brighton, Northern Denver Metro area.


Lazarus Fields: 765.425.1940 – ltf@fieldsofnaturalhoney.com
Will travel within 30 miles of Colorado Springs


Frank Holland:  303.829.5409 – hollandcarpentryinc@comcast.net
Will travel to Castle Rock, Denver, Longmont & other Front Range Locations


Dylan Hunter: 303.594.6814 – dhconstructionerieco@gmail.com
Will travel to Boulder County including Longmont, Louisville and Lafayette plus Erie, Golden, Lyons and North Broomfield


Kris Korba: 303.709.9176 – kristopher.korba@gmail.com
All of Boulder County


Matt Kroger: 970.412.0981 – BeeMan1_loveland@yahoo.com
Will travel to Loveland, Ft. Collins, Berthoud, Greeley


Shane Rodrigues: 720-315-8513 – shane_rodrigues@outlook.com
Boulder County. Will travel further out.


Guy Shingleton:  303.898.1267 – guysemail@aol.com
Will travel to all Denver Metro areas and South Metro Denver covering Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert Counties


Chad Street: 720.357.1646 – chadjstreet@msn.com
Will travel to Longmont, Denver, Ft. Collins, Boulder, Louisville, and Broomfield


Don Studinski:  303.248.6677 – dstudin@yahoo.com
Will travel to Denver and up North


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