| I specialize in all types of
honey bee relocation and honey bee rescue. This
includes swarming bee capture, hive
removal/relocation, and extractions or "cut-outs".
ATTENTION:I am now closed for the winter season. If you have a honeybee problem, the bees will soon hibernate for the winter and not come back out until spring. Please wait until spring(March or so) to try and save the bees. Any removal before then can easily result in dead bees. => I. E. There is not much blooming during the winter months for them and thus they eat the honey they made during the rest of the year. If you remove them now, they won't have the honey available to them nor is there much of a flowering bloom either. Just wait until March and give me a shout then. Thank you for thinking about saving the honey bees!!!
I am your friendly local beekeeper(see my service area below). I am a school teacher by trade, yet saving the honey bees is my hobby. 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"(land on me in a friendly way) and be attracted to me 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"
honey bees I recover are placed in a nice new hive(home)
located in north Hays, Williamson, or Travis Counties of
Texas. I have other apiaries available in nearby areas
and these apiaries are utilized as proper bee hive
management dictates. Each new hive is watched and
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.
I have successfully extracted and relocated alive many of
our area's honey bees from many different environments;
trees, barns, floors, walls, concert speakers, a pile of
old tires, old cars, house eves, ceilings, and attics. I
have a special trick for safely getting bees out of trees.
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.)
My service area is part of the following counties of Texas:
Blanco, Burnet, Hayes, Travis, and Williamson.
| Please contact me via
"My Contact Form" or
phone. Please be patient
as it is not uncommon to receive many emails and
phone calls in a day. 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 company.
Contact Me Using My Form: My Contact Form
Please call me: Jim at 512/228-0022
Also: [ email 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, Nucs, and Queens
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
FOR HELPING SAVE THE BEES!!!