Ontario HoneyBee Rescue & Removal Services
We Specialize in Bee Rescue Services in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga, Stoney Creek and Now Toronto (some extra fees may apply) and areas…..
We are Ontario’s leading Bee Removal and Bee Rescue Services! We Remove your bees naturally, humanely and without using chemicals. We strive to make your experience the best and least costly.
We Remove Honeybees -Bumblebees- Carpenter bees
Wasps and Hornets
The picture above was a century home in Caledonia area, the chimney wasn’t used, blocked off and sure enough the bees found a great space to occupy without being disturbed. They found a beautiful penthouse suite without having to pay property taxes! Despite all that and many years of squatting they were removed safely and put into a new beehive which they loved!
We take pride in all our bee rescues and bee removals as if they are part of our family. We are the only company in Ontario who will rescue all bee species safely and handle them with care. Call us crazy but that is what we do.
HoneyHoney provides specialized honeybee and bee rescue services in the Hamilton-Wentworth, Halton, Peel and GTA areas. This includes Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga, Toronto and rural areas. Some areas of Toronto and some rural areas an extra fuel service charge may apply.
In this video a modified vacuum cleaner is used to remove the bees to avoid any wing and body damage. These honeybees found a small entry point under a residential roof and made their beehive under the bedroom flooring between the floor joists. This is a serious and problematic area for bee removal or bee rescue because they are hard to get at without opening either the ceiling or bedroom flooring. Bees usually build under the soffit. The only way to remove them is to cut the 2nd floor bedroom floor and take out each comb individually. Then remove the existing queen bee and to remove all the young eggs so that a new emergency queen can’t be created by the remaining nursing and foraging bees. We attempt to remove as many bees as possible before entering a hive using a special vacuum cleaner or with a brush because the hive may have 30,000- 60,000 bees.
We provide special attention and care to save the honeybee, bumblebee and the carpenter bee population/s because they are vital to our survival, food supply and pollination of our fruits and vegetables. In addition these bees also pollinate flowers and tress from which the bees obtain propolis. Propolis is used as bee glue along with disinfecting the cells and honeycomb within the hive however, studies have shown that a wild hive has propolis encompassing the entire hive has consequently less viruses and bacteria in this environment. Humans use propolis to boost their immune system and create faster healing of cuts and wounds. It is crucial that we ALL take care of our environment and our environment will take care of us. We will find the bees, catch them and release them in a new home or transport them and release the carpenter or bumblebees into their natural environment-into the forest 20-30 km away. Bumblebees have a radius flying zone of about 4-7 km and once our of their area will settle into a new home. We will always attempt to catch and release the bees, moreover honeybees will be placed in new hives or migrated and integrated with other beehives wherever possible.
HoneyHoney rescued many bee colonies during in 2018 and I personally want to thank everyone who called in and used our services. There are many types of bees and this picture may help to identify which bee you have before you call us for a bee rescue.
Types of Bees in Ontario
Although there are 500 different types of bees in Ontario the picture below identifies the most common ones in Ontario.
For a few clients the cost of bee removal was an issue but it created and posed a risk to either children, adults who are allergic to bees, or they were simply a nuisance. In all cases extra caution and steps were taken to catch and release these bees. And WE will work with our clients to ensure a reasonable price was agreed given the situation and circumstance/s of every bee rescue. For example, an older lady who was on a fixed income collecting CPP was given a discount because of her personal and financial circumstances. In another situation my service fee didn’t warrant many returns to catch the carpenter bees so an agreement was reached to flat rate our services.
A commercial candy maker in Hamilton, Ontario had a very large yellow jacket bee hive colony in the exterior wall of the manufacturing plant. The wall was wooden and the bees had made an extensive network of honeycomb while having multiple entrances. Unfortunately, the yellow jacket bees were terminated and nothing could be done to save them. Not every commercial site is an easy bee removal as they will move, hide, attack and in the worst situation.
The Honeycomb and yellow jacket bees were destroyed as they became very aggressive and impossible to remove and relocate.
HoneyHoney Bee Rescue specializes in the humane respectful removal and relocation of established honeybee colonies.
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The 2018 season has been a wonderful experience in regards to the rescue of carpenter bees, bumblebees and honeybees which made their respective homes in old trees, attics, chimneys, basements, under decks, under gazebos and under porches.
What to do when you have discovered there is a honeybee swarm in your backyard, home, under the porch, in the barbecue, in a shrub or tree? Whatever you do “Don’t Panic”.
Swarming honeybees are usually NOT aggressive and simply want to find a new home to establish themselves. It’s a natural part of the honey bee’s reproductive cycle. It simply meant that the existing beehive they occupied got too small and they are looking for new real estate nearby.
Honeybees in a swarm are not likely to sting you if you just leave them alone. So please don’t spray them with water, or try to hit the with a broom or object as they can release a defensive pheromones that will engage the entire colony into defensive measures. A swarming beehive sight and experience is unbelievably impressive from the intense sound to seeing tens of thousands of bees all around you. It’s is truly a moment to see, feel and experience. If you decide to swat or antagonize the bees in a negative fashion you might just get 30,000 to 40,000 bees dive-bombing and attacking you! The best thing you can do for the bees is to contact our company for services or that of another local beekeeper and pest control company that are bee friendly. By calling a beekeeper, you will be doing your part to sustain the honeybee population in your area.
We remove honeybees without the use of pesticides or chemicals unless absolutely necessary. Please call us if you have a swarm, bumblebee, carpenter bees, wasps such as yellow jacket, hornet or other. Call HoneyHoney (289-799-9417) or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us more about your honeybee swarm:
- Your name, address and phone number
- Where the bees are located, in the garage, in a shrub or tree.
- How high off the ground are they?
- How long have they been there?
- How large is the cluster?
- Are your sure they are honeybees hive? or a grey paper like hive which generally means hornets or yellow jackets nest.
- Take a picture of the swarm, but be safe in doing so. You can send it by email to us for verification that they are honeybees or other.
Contact our office by calling 289-799-9417 or by email email@example.com to get a quote or answer any questions you might have.
In another rescue our client had a new swarm make their new home under a gazebo floor beside the swimming pool. The client called her children, husband and neighbours to see how the bees were rescued. Our client in fact assisted our removal by using our specially modified vacuum cleaner that will not harm or brake the bees wings. the entire family had a wonderful experience which made their entire summer.
honeybees made there new home under the shed
These honeybees managed to make about 8 feet of honeycomb in about 1-2 weeks. the floor was cut open carefully not to disturb the hive and later replaced once the bees were removed and place into a safe container for transport.