Why Use Bee Exterminator Alternatives | Honey Bees on the Decline with Colony Collapse Disorder

Honey Bee Removal Cape Coral | Punta Gorda

In 1950, in the United States, there were approximately 5.5 million colonies of honey bees.

Now in 2017, there are around 2.5 million. Loss of habitat, change in agricultural practices, changing pest pressures, bee exterminators and other factors have contributed to this decline.

In 2006, CCD (colony collapse disorder) came on the scene. 

Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is the phenomenon that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear and leave behind a queen, plenty of food and a few nurse bees to care for the remaining immature bees.

Because of CCD, winter losses among beekeepers have been higher than normal.

Possible causes for CCD include the following:

  • varroa mites,
  • diseases,
  • pesticides,
  • GMOs (genetically modified organisms),
  • commercial and unnatural beekeeping practices,
  • mono-cropping in commercial agriculture,
  • loss of habitat due to development

It can be challenging keeping bees in the 21st century. Beekeepers managing colonies in the US must cope with a myriad of issues.

It takes knowledge, skill, and perseverance to overcome these challenges and be a successful beekeeper.

Bee Exterminator Alternatives

Honey Bee Removal Cape Coral | Punta Gorda

Although it is not illegal to hire a bee exterminator to kill honey bees, it is considered bad practice to arbitrarily exterminate honey bees without at least making an effort to save them.

….If people or property are in danger that is one thing.

Dead Honey Bee

Most of the time; however, there are alternative to bee exterminators, where the bees can be removed alive without damaging the property or hurting anyone.

We have seen very few cases where we would recommend having a bee exterminator come and exterminate the bees.  

Reputable pest control companies will first do everything they can to save honey bees before resorting to bee extermination.

Killing honey bees is often just a quick fix that doesn’t solve the problem and costs more in the long run.

The honey bees have pick your location as their ideal home for a reason, without remedying that underlying cause….future colonies will also find it attractive.

So please call us as a viable solution and Cape Coral bee exterminator alternative