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How Sweet It Is

Pest Control doesn’t always mean extermination, as demonstrated by the time and attention we devote to the relocation of one of nature’s most beloved pollinators, the Honey Bee. Let Black Diamond help with your nuisance Honey Bee infestation. We are always happy to take on the task of safely extracting the bees for relocation to local bee farms. In fact, Black Diamond has established relationships with a number of local beekeepers and Beekeepers’ Associations. So, when the time comes to remove your bees, a new home is just a call away!

Black Diamond invites all community members and Beekeeper Associations to call 877-DEAD-BUG when a Honey Bee removal is needed.

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Honey Bee Relocation Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
Are Honey bees dangerous?
A:

An estimated 5% to 7.5% of the population will suffer a severe allergic reaction to insect stings in their lifetime, according to the Journal of Asthma and Allergy. Many do not know they are allergic until they suffer a sting. Also, some species of Honey Bees are more aggressive than others, so it’s important to call professionals who have experience dealing with all Honey Bee types. It’s best for both the people living/working nearby and the bees themselves to be relocated to a safer area.

Q:
Why can't I just call a beekeeper to have them come get the bees?
A:

We see many instances where Honey Bees have built their colonies inside the walls of homes and businesses. Black Diamond is licensed and insured to perform cut out removals of a bee population, while local individuals and associations are not. We are always happy to work in tandem with local associations and beekeepers to relocate the bees to their preferred location.

Q:
Can a Honey Bee infestation really cause that much Damage?
A:

The size of a Honey Bee colony can be quite impressive, that’s why it’s best to call a professional to remedy the situation as soon as you notice an infestation. For example, one cutout performed by a Black Diamond location uncovered a hive of nearly 70,000 honey bees which measured almost 4 ft. wide and 3 ft. tall. This hive was in the wall of a local business pre-opening day.

Q:
Is it true that Honey Bees are protected by law?
A:

Honey Bees are not endangered or protected by law when they pose a threat to or are in direct conflict with humans (though some species may be an exception – which is why a professional is needed). Black Diamond will always follow local, state and national laws in regard to extermination or removal of any pest. Our preferred method of dealing with a nuisance Honey Bee population is removal and relocation.