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. As a non-profit, we are a donation-based service, with a suggested donation of ~$250 for most jobs. Our suggested donation varies depending on driving distance and equipment needed. Your donation helps us provide pro bono bee removal and rescue for low-income families and neighborhoods. Thank you for helping support the bee population.


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 (suggested donation: ~$250.00+)

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. Each bee removal and rescue costs us nearly $250 in expenses. A suggested donation pledge will be asked for at the bottom of this form.

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 ~$250. 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?

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.)

Do you have photos?
(providing photos of where the bees are on your property can help us better assess the situation)

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Our service is donation-based. Not only are you sponsoring the rescue of a hive, but you are helping subsidize future bee removals for low-income families. For most bee removal jobs, we have a suggested donation of $250 (more when a job is extensive in nature, or requires ladders and scaffolding).
Are you able to pledge a donation to the American Honey Bee Protection Agency, today?

What amount are you able to donate?
Any donation above and beyond our costs goes to maintain hives, buy much-needed bee rescue equipment and replace old beekeeping suits and protection gear, plus funds bee removals and rescues in low income neighborhoods. Thank you.

By submitting, you agree you have read and agreed to the terms of our liability waiver and that AHBPA is not responsible for any damages. We are showing up to do the bee removal, but often have to cut into existing structures to get to the said hive. Without having this waiver signed we are unable to contact you to schedule your removal. Your submission of this form states your intention to sign this liability waiver. Thank you.

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