Bee Removal Services offered by our Professional Members:
Paul Clarkson: 0827191689 / 0317652720 (Upper Highway & Durban)
Mandla Dlamini: 0612838589 (Upper Highway & Scottburgh)
Andrew Fleming: 0824415897 (Hillcrest, Gillitts & Kloof)
Mark Inman: 0827229551 / 0317673093 (Durban)
David Lynn: 0783851100 / 0330320518 (KZN Midlands) firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor Morley: 0795020886 (KZN Midlands)
Syvion Myeni: 0818515935 (KZN Midlands)
Zam Paulik: 0832840952 (Ladysmith, Colenso, Bergville, Winterton, Glencoe, Dundee, Van Reenen, Swinburne & Harrismith). Also does Snake Removals.
Don Roberts: 0828604711 (KZN Midlands) https://www.facebook.com/KZNbeekeeping/?fref=ts
Craig Shaw: 0823605702 (Mooi River & Nottingham Road)
Frans Strydom: 0845055920 (Durban) email@example.com
Janice van Eck: 0823328786 (Durban & Umhlanga)
Matt Walker: 0827134192 (KZN Midlands)
Phil Walker: 0845101556 (KZN Midlands)
Payment for Bee removals
Ask the beekeeper for a quotation before he comes to see you as there is time, materials and traveling charge
But if the beekeeper gets the bees why must I pay?
We don’t ever own the bees and even after a relocation they don’t always stay in the new hive that we have supplied them
Why do I keep getting bees? What’s going on?
If there is any old honeycomb that has been left behind from previous colonies after a removal or fumigation a new colony of bees looking for a new home will be attracted to your house and keep returning.
Will the bees attack us?
Bees if left alone are generally gentle creatures , but like anything else . if is feels threatened they will protect the hive. The defensive response is achieved through alarm pheromones which result in rapid recruitment of defenders. The alarm pheromone they transmit to the colony will trigger an attack from the rest of the colony.
What causes them to attack?
Those emitted by cut grass
Wet or sweaty animals ( especially horses )
Bees attack when they/their colonies are threatened.
Bumping the hive
Animals sniffing at the hive entrance
So the first thing to do when you come across a bee hive on your property, is do not tamper with the hive. If you are attacked do not wave and hit the bees as this makes them more defensive.
Important things to remember if you are attacked by a Bee Colony:
1. If a person is being stung by the bees, a person should run away as quickly as possible running through thick bush if possible.
2. Seek shelter in a vehicle or a house. But do not jump into water as has always been advised.
3. Africanised bees are more fierce and quick at defending their hives. Africanised bees chase their enemies for longer distances. A single sting from one Africanised bee is no more dangerous than any other bee sting.
What will happen if a bee stings me?
1. An African bee has the very same amount of bee venom that a European honeybee has. Also, like the European honeybee, an African bee also dies after stinging. But African bees attack in much greater numbers when they feel threatened, or if their hive is disturbed.
2. Remove the stinger as soon as possible. When a child is stung, it hurts and they are scared.
3. Stay calm, be reassuring.
Studies have found that 15% to 20% of people who, when asked, will say they’re allergic to bee stings, yet medical evaluations find it’s actually only about 1%. If you feel your child or anybody else that has been stung is allergic, seek immediate medical attention