Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bee Hive

Here is one bee hive. I decided to put a picture on my dad's blog because I didn't have any on here. These bees are probably European bees. European bees are the most common(most likely to be found). If you need my dad to come take a bee hive away that you spotted in your yard he'd be glad to help you.

to contact my dad, call him on his cell at(916)7473099, or (916)7148223
Avaughna, my dad is paul

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pesticides in Bees

I am involved in the Pesticide industry and have noticed that a number of pest control companies have went from a monthly to bi-monthly service. With the bi-monthly service, they spray 4 feet around the house, spraying everything including flowers. That alone can be lethal to bees. I am very careful on how I spray and never hit flowers. I hope something changes in the industry. They need regulation in this area. I am the leading bee removal company and save and relocate 95% of the bee removal jobs.

Read this article on the research

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ant Control

What do you do when ants are attacking your hives?

Don't use pesticides near the hive or your bees will come into contact with it. Use a small table about two feet high. If the legs are too long, cut them shorter. Place the legs in a can of oil. Tuna cans work well, but make sure that there is ample space between the legs and the rim of the can. Otherwise, the ants will form a bridge across using some kamikazee ants to walk on.

Also, make sure that the legs near entrance have hardware cloth wrapped around them. That way the bees don't fall in the oil. If you don't do this, you will definitely lose a few hundred bees.

Lastly, make sure that there are no weeds touching the hive or stand making another bridge for the ants.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bee Removal in Sacramento

Master Pest Patrol has been doing bee removal and control for about 12 years in the Sacramento and Bay Area. If you have a swarm show up at your home, call us and we will help you with it. We also will determine if there is any honey in the walls or structure of your home. We are properly licensed and insured. Bee removal services are an important aspect of every city. It is important to get someone that is actually trying to SAVE the bees instead of exterminating them. Bees are scarce right now, and every bee hive counts.

Bee Removal in Sacramento

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bee Removalists

Bee removalists need to be careful to not destroy the environment more than what it already is. There are many that are not contributing to the economy like they propose. With the large amount of new bee removalists to the area, there should be more bees being preserved and relocated. However, a number of them are killing the bees instead of saving them--to cut costs and save time. One very well known bee removalist told me, "I have too many jobs per day to try to save them. I used to save them back in the day, but I have increased my income by exterminating them."

What does that do for the Sacramento area? It kills many possible hives and splits for the future. It can possible damage the ecosystem of our area. I have looked at it in a number of ways. To preserve the bees, (a) helps me to have more work in the future, (b) helps farmers who depend on bees for pollinization, (c) helps city dwellers that need bees to pollinate their fruit trees, and (d) keeps the cost down of crops that are dependent on pollinization.

What can we do to help? Let our congressman hear of this. Speak to area Beekeepers Associations. Request the Agricultural Commissioner to intercede in this area that they have left almost untouched. They presume that everyone is doing Bee Removal correctly.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bee removal

This past year has been a bad year for the bees in Sacramento. We have seen a drastic difference in numbers of swarms and bee calls from the previous years. Many of the swarms are the size of a grapefruit instead of larger. Hopefully we will see a resurgence of honey bee population.