Because honey bees do so well in Houston and surrounding towns such as The Woodlands Texas and Spring Texas. There is a need to remove and relocate many hives each season from rooflines (Bees in my roof) to water boxes. The estimated number of removals/exterminations specifically to Honey bees in the great Houston area is more than 4000 annually. Over 2/3 of these are exterminated by pest control companies each year.
The estimated number of wild bees and bee hives in Houston is somewhere over 10,000 bee colonies.
Here are a few of those reasons identified by the Texas A&M Department of entomology and other sources:
Chinese Tallow Tree
Texas specifically around Houston to and northeast to the coast starting in Sealy and running north east is the location of the Chinese Tallow tree. The Chinese tallow tree was supposedly introduced by Benjamin Franklin in the 1700’s and produces a green heart shaped leaf which turns bright red in the fall. The tree also blooms and during nectar flow is one of the top nectar producing plants in the US for native bees and wild bees. Tallow honey bee honey is dark amber rich and more glucose than fructose which tends to crystallize quickly. It has a more distinct flavor and is not as sweet as other local honey as clover honey. Compounded by the higher than average rainfall in Houston honey harvesting from bee hives on tallow produces and his great for the honey bee. Some say the Houston Tallow produce even more nectar and therefore local honey than the Chinese counterparts.
In 2016, Texas produced over eight million pounds of local honey, seven million pounds of this honey harvesting are attributed to the Chinese tallow tree nectar flow which starts from the end of May and runs through June. Many wild bees and species of bees rely on Tallow production in Texas such as our native ground nesting bees. Not only would our local honey bee population suffer without this tree the live bee removal business and local beekeepers would probably significantly reduced making much more difficult for the honeybee colony and bee nest to survive. Where would be without the bumble bees? Did you know yellow jackets and wasps eat honey?
Beekeeper Near Me / Local Beekeeper
If you have questions and are a bee keeper with bee hives, please see our page on diseases of honey bees and how to treat for small hive beetle. Spotting and stopping Hive beetle is part of what makes relocating honey be hives and swarms so difficult.
Honey Bee Rescue Houston (Best Live Bee Removal Service in Houston)
From the smallest bee hives to the infamous Africanized bee we are prepared to do the work for you. Choose a live bee removal company over pest control companies that exterminate honey bees that often charges less than what other beekeepers charge. We remove honey bee colonies from rooflines up to 40 feet and work with all materials to repair the structure to our customers' expectations. We offer lifetime warranty on all work for our bee removal service and the wild bees do not return. Our live bee removal by beekeepers works on all types and races of bees from killer bees, to local honey bees that escaped an urban beekeeper. Please help us save the bees using live bee removal and professional pest control beekeeper.