BEES ON MY PROPERTY!... What Should I do?
Thank you for caring about bees and wanting to know about bee removal options. Due to liability issues we cannot remove bees from private or commercial structures, nor recommend beekeepers that do so. However, you may be able to find a registered beekeeper who uses non-lethal methods (not all on this list save or do live removals) on a list provided by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Agricultural Environmental Services:
Still not finding somebody to remove, rescue, and relocate your live bees?... then another method which has proven successful is to use GOOGLE with the following KEYWORDS which narrow down the results to somebody in your area who may not exterminate your bees: Try searching for live bee removal relocation rescue fort myers florida However, substitute your city (i.e, live bee removal relocation rescue alva florida or live bee removal relocation rescue lehigh florida and you should get applicable results. Also, don't be fooled by the results at the top of the search results nor the ones along the right side of the search results marked "Ad" or "Ads" for those are paid results which are not always applicable. Look for top results immediately below the "Ad" (these are known as "organic" search results) and which are more likely to provide the service for which you searched instead of paid results. Do NOT include the word "free" in your search which often leads you to many removers which are not really free and could result in a sad removal experience.
NOTE: BEE REMOVAL SERVICES ARE NOT FREE!... there is a charge for live bee removal services!
MAGAZINES: One of the benefits of joining our group and also the Florida Beekeepers Association is that there may be discounts available on bee magazines subscriptions. Be sure to ask for the Florida Beekeepers Association's member discount when purchasing subscriptions to the American Bee Journal. Bee Culture magazines may no longer offers discounts for FSBA members.
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How do I join Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida (BASF)? Attend one of our meetings and pay applicable dues to our Treasurer, or you can DOWNLOAD Membership Application. Consent/Release Form, and mail it to our treasurer along with applicable dues. Currently $12 for current year. If you are not already a member of FSBA then please join FSBA as well; however, we do not collect dues or fees for the Florida State Beekeepers Association (FSBA), you must pay FSBA directly: Click HERE to Join or Renew your Florida State Beekeepers Association (FSBA).