We specialise in humane honey bee removal.
Mt. Coramba Apiculture recently removed a large colony of honey bees from the wall of a house in Coffs Harbour.
A huge thanks to The Edge Coffs Harbour and their very understanding tenants Shannon & Damien for looking after honeybees and calling a beekeeper rather than a pest controller.
Humane bee removal from wall cavities is a much better solution than using poisons to kill the bees. Large bee colonies that are poisoned are unable to defend the hive from Small Hive Beetles. The beetles reduce the comb, honey and brood to a rotten, fermenting liquid that will leak into your house and damage walls and floor coverings.
Bees in wall cavities and other areas close to people can also make life a little difficult mainly if they are flying where pets and children are active.
We can accurately locate bee colonies in wall cavities using our thermal imaging camera.
Accurate pinpointing of the honey bee colony location means less damage to internal wall surfaces or external cladding.
The process generally takes four to five hours depending on the situation and involves:
The honey bee removal is usually carried out in the afternoon, and the bees are relocated after dark to ensure that they are all captured in the new hive. Depending on the situation some minor clean up work might be necessary the next morning.
Mt. Coramba Apiculture are experienced and fully insured for public liability.
Contact us for a free quote.