Get honey bee rescue instead of extermination

I got a call the other afternoon from an old person who needed my help.

He was having issues with honey bees in his backyard, and he wanted me to get rid of them. I deduced from our conversation that he was advocating for bee extermination. But, I informed him that I could take them to a new location. Honey bees are vital to the environment, so bee extermination is seen as a last resort. Most bee removal services do rescue and relocation to a new home or a honey farm. The older person seemed skeptical, even though he told me he just wanted them to leave his compound. The bees had set up a small hive next to his outdoor Heating, Ventilation, and A/C component that was in the backyard. He was afraid to go outside since he wasn’t fast enough to get back inside incase of an attack. I understood his worry since bees can be a bit unpredictable. While the majority are calm, especially honey bees, there’s always the risk of an attack. This is why it’s better to contact a honey bee removal worker to come and handle relocation. I’ve been in this sector for close to a decade and come across many hives and colonies. In my business, we offer honey bee removal, wasp rescue, and yellow jacket extermination, however calling a professional protects folks since we are trained in the best way to handle the insects without risking injury. Sporadically we opt for extermination, but often we go with removal and rescue. In the case of the older man, I chose to relocate the honey bees to this honey farm several miles away where it’s safe for them.