R Honey Pots

Functional Pottery by Liz R & Honey Bee Rescue

WE DO NOT KILL BEES!  If you have a swarm or a hive that needs removal (in Sonoma County), please call:   

Liz: (707) 696-0861     Joey: (707) 540-2551

We are experienced in both bee removal and any necessary carpenterial repair skills.   We have scaffolding, but if the hive is over 25 feet high, we may need to rent a boom.  If you call us before they move in (and make honeycomb, lay eggs, settle down), when they're just a swarm, we'll all be MUCH happier.  DON'T WAIT!

See our whole process 

Check out my blog for recent removals: http://rhoneypots.blogspot.com/ 



1) STAINING/STRUCTURAL DAMAGE: You can't just kill off a honey bee colony with insecticides and then ignore it. A hive could easily have 100 lbs. of honey in the walls. Once the bees are dead, there is no way to control the temperature inside the cavity, the summer heat will melt the wax, honey will start coming out of the comb and you could have honey leaking through your walls and window sills, causing stains and other damage.

2) ATTRACTIVE TO OTHER PESTS: In addition, a dead honey bee colony with all that honey is very attractive to other animals like wasps, ants, cockroaches and rodents which might start working their way into the crawl space of the house. And then there is the smell of a decaying honey bee colony with 40,000 bees and another 20,000 larvae and pupae, fermenting honey, the works.

3) THEY'LL COME BACK: You can't just seal off the hole and wait, because the bees will live for a long time and start looking for a way out, possibly chewing holes into plasterboard and such in attempt to find an escape route.  And if you have hive smell remaining in your house, it will attract other swarms and you'll have the same problem all over again.

4) PESTICIDES ARE BAD FOR YOU AND OTHER BEES: Not only would you be exposing you and your family to potentially toxic pesticides, any residual pesticide will be picked up and transferred to other colonies of honeybees and kill them too. Many poisonings of honey bee colonies occur for this reason (transferred pesticides).  We need the bees!  They make most of our food possible!