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     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:
It has come to my attention that I may be the only beekeeper in the central Texas area that is currently saving or rescuing the honey bees. I am finding out that others are removing the bees and associated combs, but in fact, they are killing the honey bees in the process. I am not a licensed exterminator as some others are that are removing honey bees!  

Find out if they are killing the honey bees by,
        Asking them this:  Do you save the honey bees in your removal process? Make them prove it prior to the work by showing you wire-sided cages where the honey bees are held alive and can breathe. A 5-gallon bucket used to hold honey bees is not going to work!!!
    Tell them:  Make it clear that you must see the caged honey bees after you finish the job or you will not get paid!!!   If they can't show you a cage or two of live honey bees when they are finished, then they killed them in the removal process!!!

PLEASE HELP SAVE THE HONEY BEES MAKING SURE THEY ARE RESCUED AND NOT KILLED!!!

Contact Me Using My Form:    My Contact Form
                                               OR  
      Please call me:         Jim  at   512/228-0022     

Also:  [ email  AT  daddysbees  DOT  com ]

     Howdy,

     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,
           Jim Hogg
     "The Bee Enchanter"
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ATTENTION

      Please contact me to make an appointment. Please be patient this time of year as I get many emails and phone calls and there could be a slight delay in my ability to call back to you.
      Please remember that I also teach school and can only return calls on breaks or after classes. Just use "My Contact Form" or call me leaving your phone number along with a brief message about your bee problem.


Thank you for your interest in saving the honey bees and, please make sure the honey bees are being saved and not killed in the removal process!!!

  I have new honey bee hives for sale that are from the bees that I rescued. They are healthy, established, a laying queen, and are producing honey.
Just use "My Contact Form" if you want on the list to get some!!!


     The 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.
     Once the relocated bees have established themselves and have become a strong and healthy hive, they are ready for people to put on their property for pollination of their gardens and their own honey production.



     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.)

      http://picasaweb.google.com/designbarefoot/UUBeeRemoval?feat=directlink#


     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
                                               OR  
      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

THANKS FOR HELPING SAVE THE BEES!!!

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