To Our Health And Our Enviornment
From Homes And Other Structures
We Harvest Some Of The Finest Honey Around For Public Sale
Thank you for recognizing how valuable honeybees are to our health and environment and congratulations on taking the first step in protecting the bees that have found their way into your life. We are fourth generation beekeepers specializing in the live and humane removal of honeybees from homes and other structures. With experience in over 100 bee relocation efforts, we are the leaders of the industry in Central Kentucky. Curt and Lauren both maintain jobs outside of their farming operation but feel passionate about using their time and skills to help the honeybee population by relocating them rather than having them exterminated. Curt leads the bee removal operation while Lauren is the head shepherd of approximately 20 grass fed Katahdin sheep. We have two young children who you may see at any given time on the farm dressed in a bee suit or holding a staff directing our sheep.
We recognize that if bees move into your house it is very tempting to spray them with Pesticide and seal up their entrance. This is a cheap way to address the problem but will inevitably lead to a much larger problem for you. The dead bees are unable to protect their honey stores and create a terrible odor as a wide variety of other bugs enter the space to consume the dead carcasses of the bees and leave nasty larvae behind. Remember a strong colony of bees may be 60,000 or more. Pesticide is effective at killing bees that it contacts but the capped brood is usually spared and thousands of new bees will likely hatch within a week or so of the extermination. While alive, bees keep the honey nicely stored away in hexagonal cells and keep other bugs from invading the hive and eating it. Without that protection many other bugs such as ants, hive beetles, wax moths, spiders, roaches, earwigs, and many others move in to consume the honey and brood (for protein) that is left behind. By eating through the supportive wax, honey is left to drip out of the cells and into the house further attracting more insects. These insects frequently lay eggs that turn into larvae and defecate into the old honeybee nest and the smell continues to get worse. We have been called in to remove bees from areas that were previously sprayed and the results were disappointing and disgusting. Below is a short video from our youtube channel to show some of the results of extermination but the worst part is always the smell.