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Thread: I have Bees - HELP

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    Exclamation I have Bees - HELP

    I live in Victorville, Ca. I have bees in the rafters of my front porch. Can anyone put me in touch with someone who can take them away without killing them?????

    Please PM me if you can put me in touch with someone
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    ..are they honey bees or yellow jackets- not honey producers, just nuisance and aggressive! Call farm extension in your area.

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    If they are honey bees, look for a honey producer in your area. Most bee keepers are glad to get a new hive. Google images of bees/wasps to see what you have.

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    Oh, please call professionals about this problem. If they are honey bees, a beekeeper needs to be called in to take them to hive. Our bee colonies are collapsing, PLEASE DO NOT USE ROUNDUP on any thing, it's extremely toxic and killing our honey bees. If the honey bees go extinct, this world will not be able to exist, no pollination for food.

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    I just googled "bee removal California" and found this.
    http://www.beeremovalsource.com/bee-...st/california/
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    This time of year it could very well be honey bees, and a beekeeper would love to have them. DH used to be a beekeeper, and his name was on file with the local sheriff's office. Your county extension agent should also be able to help.

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    I live in Fremont, CA and we called county Vector control. They can assess the situation and either kill them or if they are honeybees, they can probably connect you with a local beekeeper
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    Here's a place right in your town:

    http://www.beeremovalvictorville.com
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    My son lives in Bakersfield and his house had a big wild bee hive in the attic when he moved in. He called a local bee keeper organization and one of the members came out and got the hive, queen and all. He said he was grateful to get it as the wild bees were very hardy and disease resistant. With colony collapse a problem having a wild strain to introduce into a domestic strain adds strength to the hives. It was a win/win for all involved.
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    Whatever you do, don't kill the bees! I have seen only 3 in my yard this summer. We need everyone of them to pollinate our food!

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    I agree with all the post. Call a professional that will not kill them. There has been a virus of some kind running thru our bee population. There are areas I believe in Korea or China where the bees went instinct and humans need to NOW pollinate the plants. It is not difficult to tell a bee from a yellow jacket.
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    Here in Illinois..last year my dUghter had a hive in a tree in her yard...afraid the kids would disturb it and get attacked, her father in law had a relative who was a bee keeper so they came, took hive and all bees to his property and they are thriving!

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    Please come back and tell us what happens to get the end of the story.

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    also in California, I heard that the killer bees are breading with honey bees, so please be careful.

    let us know what you do and what happens. Bees are a major necessity to our well being.
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    My daughter just started bee keeping and would love to have a hive come on her property.
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    this is going to sound funny but get a brown paper bag and fill it with plastic shopping bags, tie the top and hang it to the porch. It will look like a nest and the bees will leave and not come back they think the bag is a nest from another bee. this does work my daughter had the same problem

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    I live in southern CA and have had bees twice. I called a beekeeper to remove them both times, but the hives were Africanized. The first time, they had gotten beneath the roof on my second floor above my stairwell. By the time I discovered they were there, they had extensive honeycombs inside the walls. I had to rip part of my roof and siding off to remove the combs--which you MUST do or regret when it starts melting due to no longer having drones wings moving cool air over them. The bees were so aggressive the beekeeper had to kill them. He took some samples to UC Riverside to confirm that they were Africanized. That was an expensive experience overall. The next time, I notice a few bees following a regular pattern and trying to set up a hive in my porch. That time he was able to collect the live bees (which were also Africanized, but not in such a tough place to get to) and move them. He told me that an Africanized hive can be made into a non-Africanized group by replacing the queen bee with a non-A queen. Within a month, it will be non-Africanized as the drones only live a few weeks and their replacements are from the new queen.

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    Please keep us posted , I worry about the welfare of the honey bee and am always happy to see when someone calls a beekeeper and not spray or use traps that kill them

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    Call your local Extension Service. They should be able to help you. They may have a list of beekeepers that are willing to collect honey bees. You need to determine if they are Honey bees, not yellow jackets or other wasps too.
    http://ucanr.edu/County_Offices/

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