Rescue & Removal

The American Honey Bee Protection Agency specializes in performing bee removals that place the safety of bees as the top priority. Every removal we perform is no-kill, and the bees are relocated to apiaries around Texas. Every hive we save from being exterminated contains thousands and thousands of bees that get to continue living and pollinating for us. In addition, as a non-profit, we ask only for a donation, with suggested amounts that vary depending on driving distance and equipment needed. In the end, you pay a fraction of the cost to exterminate while also helping support the bee population.

INFORMATION TO READ & DIGITAL SIGNATURE:

Do you have Neighbors or dogs nearby? Please notify homeowners about the removals and let them know to keep dogs inside!

Following removal, please give the remaining bees about 3 days to relocate. Often times when we’re doing the removal, there are bees out for the day foraging and will be returning to a missing hive. They’ll typically ball up and then leave over the next few days once they realize their queen is truly gone. Sometimes bees will go out to forage in the morning and return after the hive is gone, leaving you with remaining bees. There is a chance that we will need to do a re­suck of the bees if there is more than (2) fist sized amounts of bees. Please contact our office if this is needed.

After the removal, it’s crucial to make any repairs or seal up wherever the bees were so that new bees won’t move into that same spot. Bees will only expand as big as there is room in the space they’re inhabiting. Therefore, if it’s in a space where insulation can be added, we suggest doing so. We advise against using the expandable foam as a sealant since bees have the capability of eating right through it.

In the event there is an emergency call or bad weather, we will need to reschedule the bee removal. American Honey Bee Protection Agency is not held responsible for any homeowner/tenant missed days at work.

Liability Release: To complete a hive extraction, some tear down is usually required to remove all brood and honeycomb. This is important as it not only saves the hive but usually saves the homeowner a future headache of new bees moving in. We can not guarantee the amount of tear down as it depends on how large the comb is inside of the home. AHBPA/Central Texas Bee Rescue will not be held liable for any damages and costs of rebuilding or repair. However, we always try to do the least amount of damage possible and always try to leave the materials as repairable as possible, though we can never guarantee this. As AHBPA/Central Texas Bee Rescue is not responsible for repairs, please be aware of the weather post­ removal in the event you need to make repair arrangements.

DONATIONS

As we are non­profit trying to do all that we can, donations are very helpful in allowing us to continue our work in saving the bees. A suggested donation will be provided after this form is submitted as we schedule the removal for you.

Please note that larger donation amounts are asked of homeowners when the following reasons apply:

-Homeowners live over 30 miles outside of either Austin, San Antonio, Arlington
-If the job at your home is much larger and longer than expected
-If your removal is higher in the air and requires more scaffolding set up

At the time we book the removal, you will be asked to make a donation of $200. In the event the removal does not take place, you will be refunded in full. This amount is subject to change should the removal take longer/less time than expected.

If you would like to have a bee removal and relocation scheduled, please fill out our request form below and submit.

Digital Signature Required Upon Submission

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Phone Number (required)

Are you the tenant/homeowner/renter of the property for where the bees are located?
(If not, please contact the tenant/homeowner/renter and refer them to this form as this waiver must be signed by the appropriate people.)

What is the address for where the bees are located?
Street:

City:

State:

Zip:

Please provide instructions on how to access the property.

Where are the bees located on the property?

  • Are they in a tree? If so, how high in the air? Are they on a branch or inside of the trunk? If on a branch, can you see visible honeycomb anywhere?

  • Where are they located? Please describe in full.
  • How high are the bees in the air?

How long has the hive been there?

Have you taken measures to remove the bees?
(i.e. spraying pesticides, filling crevices with foam, etc.)

Is there a power source outside? If so, how far away from the location of the bees is it?

Are the bees stinging/aggressive? (required)

Are small children present, or is anyone who is regularly near the hives allergic to bee stings?

Have you used pesticides or any other extermination method on either the bees or the hive itself?
(Please note: As pesticides have been used on the bees, it is dangerous for us to then remove the hive within a 6 week period of from the time of contamination. We will still schedule your removal 6 weeks after the last date you sprayed the contaminants.)

Do you have Asbestos?
(AHBPA can provide an Asbestos check for an $80 donation, if you’re within 40 miles of Austin, San Antonio, or Arlington, Texas. Please note: if the hive is able to be extracted without disturbing the asbestos or if you do not have asbestos, then an additional bee removal will need to be scheduled and an additional donation will be asked to cover the removal.)

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After submitting this form, you will be asked to digitally sign a liability waiver. Please sign this waiver or we are unable to contact you to schedule your removal. Thank you.

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