Save the urban bees! The beekeeping community is passionate about saving honeybee hives throughout the city. If there is a swarm that needs saving in your neighborhood, or if you know of an established hive that needs removal, we would love to help you find a live-bee removal and rehoming service in your area! Extermination and pesticides are not options. Honeybees can be safely removed and re-homed with new urban beekeepers or community bee yards.
LOCAL LIVE-BEE REMOVAL COMPANIES
Please NOTE these companies are FOR-PROFIT and do NOT offer free removals of any kind. When you call, please MENTION HONEYLOVE and they will give us a referral donation!
Bee Capture: 323-580 1492 (West LA)
Kirk’s Urban Bees: 323-646-9651 (Silver Lake)
One Strong Hive: 213-880-3056 (Silver Lake)
Honeybee Sanctuary: 323-487-2001 (Topanga/West LA)
Guerilla Beekeepers: 855.LUV.BEES [588.2337] (Orange County and South L.A.)
Bee Specialist: 877-227-2596 (North LA County/Ventura/Santa Barbara)
When you call, make sure to mention:
- the address of the bee colony
- contact information: name, phone number and email address
- how long the bees have been there
- what is the nature of the colony? In a wall? A tree? A barbecue? The attic?
- what do you see?
- are you positive that they are honeybees? This will help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characteristics_of_common_wasps_and_bees
*Please note that HoneyLove is a non-profit conservation and education organization and is not in business with any of the above listed for-profit removal companies. We have, however, fully vetted their methods as being respectful to the honeybee and recommend them over any form of extermination.
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