Bee Removal Services offered by our Professional Members:
Mark Butterfield: 083 383 4068 (Durban & Upper Highway)
David Cannon: 082 491 0456 (North Durban, Umhlanga to Ballito)
Paul Clarkson: 082 719 1689 (Durban & Upper Highway)
Janice van Eck: 082 332 8786 (Durban/Umhlanga)
Chris Weber: 0726211456, firstname.lastname@example.org (Durban)
Mandla Dlamini: 061 283 8589 (Durban, Pinetown, Kloof, Gillitts & Hillcrest)
Andrew Fleming: 082 441 5897 (Kloof, Gillitts & Hillcrest)
Frans Strydom: 084 505 5920 (Durban& Waterskloof) email@example.com
Mohammed Amanjee: 082 442 4131 (Umzimkulo, Underberg, Donnybrook, Creighton & Highflats)
BeeHappy Beekeeping: Dylan Stephen 0837958599 (Kloof, Hillcrest, Bothas Hill) firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Bindoff: 083 655 1132 (KwaDukuzi & Tongaat)
Kristie Paine: 082 533 6099 www.bushveldbees.co.za (North Coast)
David Cannon: 082 491 0456 (Central Drakensberg, Winterton, Bergville, Colenso & Estcourt)
Zam Paulik: 083 284 0952 (Ladysmith, Colenso, Bergville, Winterton, Glencoe, Dundee, Van Reenen, Swinburne & Harrismith). Also does Snake Removals.
Kristie Paine: 082 533 6099 www.bushveldbees.co.za
David Lynn: 078 385 1100 / 033 032 0518 email@example.com (Pietermaritzburg & Midlands)
Andrew Meier 081 354 7442 (Pietermaritzburg & Midlands)
Don Roberts: 082 860 4711 https://www.facebook.com/KZNbeekeeping/?fref=ts (Pietermaritzburg & Midlands)
Kristie Paine: 082 533 6099 www.bushveldbees.co.za (Pietermaritzburg & Midlands also Ladysmith, Dundee, Vyheid, Berg and N. Coast)
Chris Kleynhans: 0835140315 (Pietermaritzburg & Midlands, also Greytown, Wartburg & surrounds)
Amanda Bucknall: 0799033216 (WhatsApp) firstname.lastname@example.org (Hilton, Howick, Midlands & Pietermaritzburg)
Bruce Swart: 083 862 1816 (Port Shepstone, Harding & Shelley Beach)
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