If you are unsure whether you have honey bees please visit our All About Bees page to determine if what you are seeing is actually honey bees. If you are seeing is a honey bee swarm then email us here to contact our swarm call coordinator to arrange for swarm removal. If you have bees in the walls of your home skip to the section below titled "Bees in Buildings and Trees."
Swarms of honey bees are usually very temporary occurrences. They may be present in your yard for just a few hours or several days. During this time, honey bees are usually quite calm. They are simply waiting to move on to their new home. If, after having ascertained they are honey bees, you feel you would prefer to have the bees removed, email us here with the details and leave your phone number for us to contact you. We will attempt to find a beekeeper close to your location.
Occasionally, bees or wasps will make their
home within your walls or a tree on your property. While getting them out may be tricky, it is
worth finding out if it is possible. Read more about why you should
have them removed instead of exterminating them below.
Typically beekeepers do not do removals from structures or trees, but some do. Removals from homes are most often a fee for service situation. To assist you in your search, use the external link below to find a beekeeper or business that can help you remove unwanted bees from your structure or tree. The list will take you to a nationally maintained list of South Carolina beekeepers that includes individuals and businesses that do removals, etc.
Mid-State Beekeepers Association does not recommend, make referrals, or try to connect beekeepers and homeowners for removals from structures. Removals necessitate a specific skill set not taught in beekeeping and because of this we do not want to give the impression of sending someone that, in fact, may or may not possess those skills. You will find on the national list (below) both individuals and local businesses that wish to be contacted for cutouts or removals. To insure you are protected, we recommend you consider experience, contractor licenses, insurance, and satisfy yourself with the business or individual prior to entering into a contract for services.
We hope this external link assists you in your search to find someone locally: