PLEASE HELP SAVE THE HONEYBEES!!!
I am your friendly local beekeeper(see my service area below). I am an active member of the Austin Urban Beekeepers Group. I love honey bees, and I make every effort to save our honey bees! Honey bees must like me! Every since I was a child, honey bees have seemed to "just find" and be attracted to me whenever and where ever I am at the moment. To some people, I am known as the "The Bee Enchanter".
Notice: We are having a very large global problem of honey bee die-offs. I base my beekeeping responsibilities on natural and safe methods for bee management. My decisions are always based on what is best for the survival of the bees. I don't remove bees if the conditions, such as winter weather, do not give the bees a great chance of survival. I would suggest waiting until the conditions are right for the hive's survival. I do not wish to kill bees!
Please take time to check out the web links I have provided further down this page. You will find them full of great information to help you in your quest to learn more about honey bees.
Thanks so much for your sincere interest,
"The Bee Enchanter"
ATTENTION:The fall season is upon us and winter is around the corner. Our floral seasons have come to an end! With this, the honeybees have now begun going into hibernation, eating their season-long stored honey, with fewer "field" bees available to forage for new nectar sources. The hive usually needs about 65 lbs or so to survive into spring!
So, I have stopped removing honeybees for the season. I will return to saving them around March, 2014.If I remove the honeybees during this time of year, they will not survive the winter! What will they eat during the winter?
Today's Honeybees Update(12-12-13), Dripping Srings, TX - The bees are in hibernation mode for the winter and they will not fly when the temps are below 50 degrees F. Note: On some of our warmer afternoons we get some bee orientation flights and the occasional bee trying to find something sweet.
The honey bees I recover are
placed in a nice new hive(home) located in north Hays County or western
Travis County, Texas. I
other apiaries available in nearby areas and these apiaries are
utilized as proper bee hive management dictates. Each new hive is
managed for hive success and growth. This may include replacing the
original queen with a strong and successfully mated queen of genetics
that best suit that particular group of feral bees.
My honey bee removals are designed to safely and naturally extract the honey bees into live cages that facilitate a smooth transfer of them into their new home(hive). I have great success in keeping the honey bees alive and healthy!!! My work is very professional and I have many happy families/businesses that are now safe and free of their honey bee infestation.
I always wish I could take more pictures of my cut-outs, but there is not always someone willing to take the pics in the heat of bee hive extractions. And I, of course, have sticky hands and protective gear on which is not always conducive to great photography. But of course, I have a few pics for you to check-out anyway.
This link has a few of my favorite honeybee pictures for you!!!
The following link is provided by one of my many happy customers, who actually had a volunteer take these photos of the extraction process. I thought it was pretty cool so I provided their web link. (Environment: A 15 feet elevated hive behind a stucco wall. The hive entrance was on the back-side wall's overhead eve. Location: A church building.)
Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hayes, Travis, and Williamson.
leave a message and I will get back
to you as soon as possible. I would love to help you, answer any
questions, and/or address any concerns you may have! I offer free bids.
I am honest and have fair pricing for my professional services. I also
have discounts available. I am NOT part of some large franchised
Please call me: Jim at 512/228-0022
Email me here: info AT daddysbees DOT com
I have provided you
a few of my favorite bee links.
Bee Keeping Tutorials
Bee Supplies and Equipment (Also other items including bee repellents)
Bee Packages and Nucs
My Favorite Bee Plants Which You Can Offer To The Bees
I am a current member of the following professional beekeeping associations:
Austin Urban Beekeeping Group
Texas Beekeepers Association
Texas Apiary Inspection Service
|THANKS FOR HELPING SAVE THE BEES!!!