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rescue bees!

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 re-homing 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.

Please notes the companies listed below 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!

LOCAL LIVE-BEE REMOVAL COMPANIES
Bee Capture
: 323-580 1492 (West LA / Northeast Los Angeles / San Gabriel Valley)
One Strong Hive213-880-3056 (Silver Lake)
Honeybee Sanctuary: 323-487-2001 (Topanga / West LA)
Guerilla Beekeepers: 855.LUV.BEES [588.2337] (Orange County)
Bee Specialist: 877-227-2596 (LA County / Ventura County)
Have Bees?: 661-312-3910 (Valencia, Saugus / Newhall / Canyon Country)

*WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU CALL:
Live Bee Removal/Relocation Best Practices

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.

If you are a live-bee removal service (Non-PCO) in Los Angeles and are interested in being featured here, contact us: rescue@honeylove.org