Educational Programs

Let’s face it, the mention of the word "bee" scares most people. OK, they sting. What about all of the wonderful things they do for us? The plants they pollinate, the food they help to make. Aren’t there questions about bees that you’ve always wanted to know the answers to? How do they actually make honey? Does a bee really die when it stings you? There are so many fascinating things to learn about this often misunderstood little creature. How much Honey do you get out of a bee hive? Whether it’s schools, scouts, birthday parties, nursing homes, nature centers, children or adult groups, we have talks to fit your needs.

 Crop Pollination

The honeybee’s most important job is pollination. About a third of everything we eat is because of the honeybee. Farmers and gardeners depend on the honeybee to ensure successful crops. Because of honeybee pollination, plants not only produce bigger fruits and vegetables but also more of them. Apples, oranges, strawberries, pumpkins, almonds, peaches, cucumbers, squash, blueberries, and cranberries are just a few of the crops that the honeybee helps pollinate. So whether you’re a farmer with several acres worth of crops or a private gardener looking for a good harvest from your small backyard garden, we can help. We offer hive rental. We bring our hive to you. Prices depend on rental time and number of hives.


Swarm Removal

Spring and summer is the time when honeybee’s swarm. In the spring when a hive becomes too crowded the queen will often take half of her colony, which may range from 10,000 to 25,000 bees and leave the hive to look for a new home. These bees will usually end up on a tree branch, a mailbox, a building or perhaps even in a building. The first thing a home owner usually does is call a pest control company. These companies will not kill honeybees but rather refer them to a beekeeper. Some homeowners think that the answer is to spray the swarm with insecticide. Just remember a can of Raid is NOT going to kill 25,000 bees. They will get you! Some people are allergic to bee stings. One sting can kill some people. Are you one of them? Imagine what a few hundred stings could do. Honeybees are usually very docile but will sting when threatened. Do yourself and Mother Nature a favor. Call us. We have the equipment and experience to handle the job and we take them alive. As you can see, the swarm in the above photo was so heavy that it actually bent the branch of the tree all the way to the ground.


  Contact us for more information on any of these services.