Swarm- When half or a portion of the colony decide to leave the crowded hive with a queen in search of a new home.
Swarms are generally not defensive and easier to relocate.
Unfortunately for home owners Honey Bees can take up residence in a matter of minutes. All they need is 3/8 of an inch in an unsealed crack and they will march right in. When Honey Bees move into a home they need to be removed by an experienced beekeeper. Any comb left in the structure can cause extensive damage with mold and other pests attracted to the sweet honey. Behlen Bees will remove all comb and bees with as little damage to your property and the bees as possible. Honey Bees will be relocated to one of our apiaries.
Behlen Bees believe that all honey bees are important and do our best to be good stewards of the bees. We love to share our knowledge of apiculture and teach others good beekeeping practices. Be prepared for a complimentary lesson with your honey bee relocation.
Honey Bees qualify on 5-20 acres.
Contact your local county appraisal office to determine number of hives required to get your property in agriculture exemption.
You reap the benefits of thousands saved in property taxes year after year.
Our Honey House is inspected by the Texas Department of Health and we hold a Food Manufactures License.
Behlen Bees can help with that!