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Select the Zone the Swarm/Cutout is in and Post a request to that section using the forms on this page!

Tennessee's Honey Bees - Honey Bee Rescue Services


Honey Bee Removal Services Offered

Have Honey Bees on your property and you don't know what to do?  
You've come to the right place!  Read further below to identify whether you have a swarm or an established colony.

For Honeybee Removal:
Give us a call (423) 519-7799 or
Email us

How you can tell which of our removal services you need? Here's how...

You have avery high probability that it is a swarm of Honey Bees and most likely need us to come Capture them if:

    A) You heard a loud buzzing and noticed a large cloud of bees flying overhead.
    B) They eventually landed on something (ie: a branch) and are now in a hanging cluster of Honey Bees.
    C) You can now see bees leaving and returning from the hanging cluster of bees and they are just  generally zooming all around the area now.

You have an established colony and most likely need us to perform a Cutout if:

    A) You've noticed that bees are flying into and out of a small hole or other opening and entering/leaving a cavity in the wall, eves, etc of your house or other structure (the colony could even be inside anything from a 55 gallon drum to an old ShopVac left sitting outside, or a hollow tree).
    B) Or... You've spotted a free-hanging hive (not in an enclosed cavity) complete with honeycomb and Honey Bees crawling all over the white honeycomb.

Swarm or Cutout?

You’ve found a group of honey bees coming and going through a crack or hole, in a tree or under a window or the eave of your house or other out building / structure .  Now what?

    First, make sure they are HoneyBbees and not another flying insect, such as yellow jackets.

    PLEASE DO NOT spray them with any type of pesticide. This usually makes the problem worse.

    Honey bees which have taken up residence inside a tree or the wall of a structure can be very difficult to remove.

    Honeybees are beneficial insects, and should be safely “cutout” whenever possible,  usually by a beekeeper experienced in these live removals.  There are very rare times, however, when they cannot be reasonably saved, and an exterminator must be brought in to assist.

    The main difference between a swarm and a cutout is that unlike a swarm of bees which is looking for a new place to build their hive, a cutout has already permanently established itself and is going to actively defend their hive and resist being removed.

     You, the property owner, should take your time and make an informed decision on who to select for this removal, and understand exactly what services are being provided. In many cases, the beekeeper will only remove the bees and honeycomb, and a contractor may be needed to repair any structural damage. Advice and estimates from both the beekeeper and your contractor prior to beginning the cutout process may be advisable to make sure you and everyone involved understands what their respective roles are in order to obtain the best result.

     Honeybee swarms should not be confused with established colonies located inside trees or inside the walls of a home or other structures.  Removal of established bee colonies, called cutouts, or the nests of other stinging insects may be time consuming, and result in significant charges by the beekeeper, a contractor, and in some cases, exterminators.

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