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Home at fall of eve the bees come winging; Happy is their flight and happier their singing,
As the night draws closer and the light grows faint, Darker still their air-lines 'cross the skies they paint.
Peace is all about them; a calm and healing peace Fills the heart and fills the mind and brings the soul release.
Nothing now can trouble, nothing can distress.
Here where bees are humming songs of happiness.
--- Josephine Morse
Did you know that not all bee removal firms really know bees and other stinging insects? It's true, most pest control company technicians or beekeepers don't have the knowledge to properly locate, treat and remove a bee infestation.The All Florida Bee Removal.com team members are the recognized experts in stinging insect control in Florida. Our team consists of University of Florida graduate entomologists, state certified pest control operators & registered beekeepers.
We run 3 full service trucks in the Orlando Area, so if you Need service NOW... State, County, City and Emergency Services count on us, You can trust the ALL Florida Bee removal.com team to give the best service, guaranteed! Call Toll Free 1-855-930-BEES (2337)
This is a cool pic of a recent Winter Park Bee Removal we did. A swarm had recently landed in the soffit of the house, and as you can see, they are packed tightly together and building comb quickly. We were able to perform a live honey bee removal in this instance, as the colony was newly established, small, relatively gentle and we had decent setback and shrubbery, affording the neighbors some protection.
In Winter Park, we are starting to see African Honey Bees, aka Killer Bees moving in from the East, so we think it's important to proceed cautiously when faced with a honey bee infestation. These bees were are starting to see in Winter Park, are becoming more defensive, and pose quite a liability risk to property owners and managers. When considering structural bee removal, please consider only hiring a professional, meaning one who maintains a Florida Pest Control Business License, as a minimum, as if the worst happens, and a sting event occurs, you're assets will be much more protected, than if an unlicensed provider was hired.
And, just because someone hangs the word "beekeeper" after his or her name, don't assume he or she knows bees or is licensed and insured. We are seeing some very suspect characters getting into the bee removal business these days, and have been requested on emergency calls, after a "bee keeper" has attempted a removal. Please see my posts here and here, about beekeepers performing bee removals on structures. Remember, Fla. State Statute requires a pest control license to remove bee colonies from and around structures. The University of Florida Bee Entomologist AND the Florida Apiary Chief (head beekeeper) concur.... Protect yourself, your neighbors and your assets. Call us at 1-855-930-BEES (2337) or Send us an email, for professional bee removal from the Stinging Insect Experts at ALLFloridaBeeRemoval.com
Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist ALLFloridaBeeRemoval.com
I consider a honey bee swarm to be a "wonder of the world", and if you've ever had the pleasure to be within this natural phenomenon, you know what I mean. Tens of thousands bees, seemingly confused and flying randomly, darkening the sky with their bodies... I'm sure this can cause fear amongst some, but this is social order and group decision making at it's finest.
This photo is of such an event, an Orlando bee swarm, occurring a couple days ago in late August. Traditionally, we would not expect such late swarms, as European honey bees typically swarm in early spring as colony populations increase rapidly. But lo and behold.. African honey bees swarm nearly all year long, and since they have been increasing in numbers in the Orlando area over the past few years, we are seeing many, many more swarming events occurring this time of year. And, more of these swarms are stinging clients, children and pets, so please don't attempt to treat or remove these. Call us at Toll Free: 1-855-930-BEES (2337) or email us at Help, we need a bee swarm removal!!! for quick, competent and reasonably priced bee removal services.
Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist ALLFloridaBeeRemoval.com
WESH's Aixa Diaz writes "More than 50,000 bees were removed from the wall of a downtown Orlando church on Wednesday.
Mark McGhee, property manager at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, said that he wasn’t sure what to do with the swarm of bees coming from the hive.
“First of all, I couldn't find anybody to do it,” said McGhee. “I knew I couldn't do it.”
McGhee hired a professional company to come in and remove the bees. Upon drilling a hole in the wall, it was clear that the bee hive extended all the way to the floor.
Experts said that it was a mature colony with at least 50,000 bees living in it, and they said it was a mix of European honey bees and Africanized killer bees.
“Normally European bees aren't as mean as African killer bees, but a colony this size could be extremely defensive,” said Richard Martyniak, an entomologist." See Aixa's video and the rest of her story here.
CF 13 news reported about this Honey
Bee Removal too: . See that story here.
Feb 6, 2009, Orlando, FL:
We respond to a plea from the owner of Randall Made Knives near Orange Blossom Trail & Holden Ave. He has 2 very large aerial nests located 25 feet up in Oak trees on his property and he's concerned that the very cold weather will injure the bees. Our entomologist, Richard Martyniak & Winter Park Honey owner Scott Shurman perform the 2 intense live removals amidst an audience of local media.
Orlando Sentinel's Daphne Sashin's writes "Outfitted in white jumpsuits, rubber gloves and veils, Martyniak and Shurman stood 20 feet above the ground in a manlift, face to face with the first nest. Bees flew all around them. Before he started cutting, Martyniak sprayed plumes of smoke into the blobs of comb to keep the bees from sending alarm signals to each other" Read the rest of her article here. WESH 2 news covered our efforts to save these very large colonies as well. See that story here. The bees will be relocated to apiaries at Winter Park Honey.
Orlando's CF13 News' Scott Harris also ran a story and video. See that here
See more archived bee removal stories here
Aug 26, 2010, Tampa, Florida:
TampaBay.com reports: ALLFloridaBeeRemoval.com's Entomologist, Jonathan Simkins, explains the art and science of Tampa Bee Removal credit: Cherie Diez
Aug 11, 2010, St. Augustine, Florida:
ALLFloridaBeeRemoval.com removes an extremely large bee infestation at the Cascades at World Golf Village. Incredibly, Two bee colonies had inhabited a clubhouse archway, and our Jason had to cut small holes to get INSIDE the archway and perform the removal, amidst thousands of bees! ..photo credit: Graham Martin
The St. Augustine Record's Justine Griffin reports:
" When Jason Deeringer arrived at the Cascades housing development in World Golf Village to remove a beehive Wednesday, he didn't realize he would be climbing into a honeybee colony of more than 50,000 bees.
The hive, which stretched nearly 10 feet throughout the inside of an arch in the Cascades' clubhouse, was one of the largest hives he's ever seen.
"It was quite a big project," said Deeringer, who works for All Florida Bee Removal, based in Central Florida. "But what made it so hard was that the bees were inside part of the building."
Deeringer had to cut through the stucco on the outside of the clubhouse and stick his head and upper body into the building to remove the bees and hive, he said.
The inside of the structure was sprayed with a quick-kill pesticide that killed more than half of the bees before Deeringer began the removal process, he said.
The hive weighed close to 300 pounds, he said.
"I had to literally climb into this part of the clubhouse to get them all out," Deeringer said.
All Florida Bee Removal assessed the hive almost two weeks ago. Deeringer arrived at the Cascades development on Tuesday morning to remove the hive, but he quickly realized the project was much bigger than he originally expected.
"I had to come back on Wednesday with more resources," he said. "It took us nearly 12 hours to get all of it down."
See pics and the rest of her story here.
Jacksonville's First Coast News reported on the story too:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There was quite a buzz at the Cascades at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, and it led to a honey of a problem.
President and CEO Art Carlo said it all started last summer, when workers noticed honey on the entryway to the complex's clubhouse.Cascades management decided to have the doorway power washed, and tried several other means to remove the discoloration the honey left behind to no avail. Next, they tried calling a pest control company, who sprayed for bees, which appeared to get the problem under control.
However, this summer the problem returned in force, as residents began noticing more and more bees flying around.Management once again asked the pest control company to spray, but this time the company told them that the problem was more than they could handle and directed them to contact a specialist.
Enter The Buzzkillers, a company based out of Orlando.
Property Manager Sherry McNees said Jason Deeringer, a beekeeper who is a service technician for the company, came to the property Wednesday.Deeringer cut a small hole in the entryway, and was startled at the number of bees he saw inside.His initial estimation was that the hive was about five feet long, and that left him with two options.First, Deeringer could spray the bees with insecticide, and then leave them to die.
Doing that may have worked, but McNees explained that this could have attracted maggots. Plus the hive was oozing with honey, which made it exceptionally heavy -- over 300 pounds, according to McNees. Deeringer instead opted to spray the insecticide, then go in to the wall and remove the hive piece by piece.Once he opened the hole large enough to get inside, he discovered that the hive was more than 10 feet long. McNees described Deeringer scooping out buckets of dead bees, and emerging from the hole covered in bee stings.
See pics and the rest of her story here.
May 29, 2010, Tampa, Florida: ALLFloridaBeeRemoval.com responds to a Tampa Bee incident involving multiple victims, including Hillsborough County Paramedics!
ABC Action New's Jeff Butera reports: " The scars of Charles Aurelio's Friday now litter his chest in the form of ugly, red splotches. Aurelio went door-to-door Friday morning, looking for work mowing yards. I think I kind of disturbed them and the next thing I knew, they were all over me, Aurelio said. When they're stinging you, you can't do anything about it but let them.......
ALL Florida Bee Removal came out to the house to destroy the hive. They believe the Africanized bees were awakened by the vibrations of the lawn mower.
"They were aggressive and very terriotorial," said Kyle Harrison, a technician who destroyed the hive.
"Generally, it takes 500 stings to kill someone," Jonathan Simkins, from All Florida Bee Removal, said. "But if you're allergic, one will take care of you."
See pics and the rest of his story here.
Mar 20, 2010 9:40AM: We are now experiencing hundreds of swarm calls each day. We are working hard to handle this seasonal event, and want you to know that if you leave a voice message, we will return your calls as fast as possible. Want to call our experts directly? You can always reach us direct at these numbers:
POSTED: 6:42 pm EDT February 6, 2009UPDATED: 7:24 pm EDT February 6, 2009
April 1 , 2009: All Florida Bee Removal team member, Entomologist Jonathan Simkins heard a news story about one of his long time and valued customers, restauranteur Alberto Morillo of Algusto Mexican restuarant needing help to keep his doors open. Jon and his family helped Alberto Remember, we are Florida natives & citizens, operating Florida businesses, helping Florida's people get through these tough times.
Mar 17 , 2008: All Florida Bee Removal team members, Entomologist Richard Martyniak and Jim Durlacher attended the University of Florida's First Annual Bee College and Master Bee Keeping curriculum held last Wed-Sat at the IFAS MFREC in Apopka, Fl. AFBR.com sponsored refreshments, supplied pens and even helped with kitchen cleanup duties (my wife would be suprised to hear that !!). The curriculum was fantastic. Thanks to UF apiary Entomologist/Professor Dr. Jamie Ellis and his crew from UF and DACS for presenting such a wonderful event for beekeepers. Kudos !!
Mar 23 , 2008: North Florida Honey Bee Association President & Florida State Beekeepers Association Publicity Coordinator Nancy Gentry and All Florida Bee Removal Entomologist Richard Martyniak tackled a honey bee rescue in Interlachen this past Saturday, March 22, 2008. A majestic Oak tree had blown over in Interlachen, Florida a few weeks back and a resident bee colony went over with it. Here's a brief interim story on the bee rescue.
MARCH 19, 2008: This Sanford Bee Removal customer was told by the Local hardware store to use cans of Wasp Freeze on a swarm of bees that had moved in to her wall, right behind her electric meter. Please O' Please NEVER EVER use cans of insecticide on Bees ! You will incite thousands of honey bees to fly around the immediate area and maybe around your neighbors houses up and down your street. And then when you do call us to do the job correctly, it takes longer to control the little girls, which means a more expensive visit. Plus, we absolutely cannot attempt a live removal ( applicable only in northern Non africanized regions of the state ). Story and more pictures to follow.
Feb 18, 2008: Have some insects that you need Identified? Or just some cool pics of Insects that you want everybody to see? Send 'em in and our entomologists will be happy to ID them for you! These are Sarasota paper wasps (Polistes)..
Email your JPG, GIFS, TIFF or Photoshop PSD's to bugid@ALLFloridaBeeRemoval.com We'll soon have an image gallery of guest submitted photos, so send 'em in!!
The All Florida Bee Removal team attended the Florida State Beekeepers meeting last week, Nov 1-3rd. Speakers including, Dr. Jamie Ellis, Assistant Professor, University of Florida Entomology & Nematology, Jerry Hayes, FDACS DPI Apiary Inspection Assistant Chief,, Amanda Ellis, FL Dept. of Agriculture DPI, Dr. Malcolm Sanford, and many others spoke on topics of interest to anybody interested in bees. Workshops with live beehives were conducted by Apiary inpectors, and AFBR's Richard Martyniak shot video and will be producing DVD's and web delivered video of the workshops, which will be available from FSBA.. AFBR.com is donating the production & postproduction costs to the FSBA. AFBR associates are beekeepers and remain committed to supporting beekeeping and honey production in the State of Florida & the United States. video: Richard Martyniak
Always happy to assist our regulatory officials in spreading the word about African bees, Our very own entomologists, Jonathan Simkins & Richard Martyniak, participated in production of the new Florida Dept. of Agriculture's (DACS) educational DVD, " Africanized Bees in Florida Coping with the Challenge". Jonathan gladly donned his protective gear and demonstrated proper control techniques for the production crew. He also kept the production crew safe from the legions of slightly upset African bees. Richard (a very accomplished insect videographer) provided macro footage of a honey bee sting. No,, he did'nt provide the arm..this time!!
The video is now running on local government TV. Click here for a link to the PSA on the DACS website.
Don Germaise suited up in one of our sting suits and went skyward to deliver a story about not one, but two aerial honey bee nests in a St. Petersburg neighborhood tree. See the ABC action news video here story and videos pending ....video: Richard Martyniak
One of our own entomologists, Jon Simkins, Insect IQ, Tampa, Fl.,was featured on this morning's Fox 13, and talked about love bugs. Did you know that love bugs aren't 'bugs' at all? Where did they come from? Were they hatched by some university as a biocontrol project gone awry? Fox 13's Anne Dwyer interviews Jon and they offer suggestions for dealing with these pesky critters. full story ....
All Florida Bee Removal is here to assist you in tackling those bee jobs. Why expose yourself to the increased danger and liability that stinging insect work entails? Our team members are proven stinging insect experts that YOU can count on. . We are entomologists,licensed pest control operators & beekeepers that have the education & experience to tackle those difficult stinging insects.. We cover the entire state of Florida, from Pensacola to Amelia Island to Miami, to Naples bee removals, Give us a call, we'll be happy to discuss the details.