Golf Course – New Hazard in the Rough! (Video in link!)

The City of Allen owns a golf course – and it was reported by a patron that honeybees were in a knothole of a tree on the 14th hole.

The facilities manager was concerned both for the safety of their customers (the public) as well as having a humane and live removal of the honeybees […]

Poetic License – or Sacred Spirals – Soffit Removal

Bees moved into a home in Poetry, Texas at least three years ago.  The homeowner loves bees, and really does not have a problem with them being here – however when it was time to hire a contractor to do some routine maintenance and upgrades – the bees needed to go – so that progress […]

Valentines Eve – Joist Space Removal

The homeowners had purchased this home last year, right about the time I’d estimate that the bees moved in (based on the comb color and condition), however the home itself tells a story about bees occupying the space in years past – based on the residue and remnants from wax moth in the space.

During […]

2017 Honeybee Removal Information

Rex Smith’s Honeybee Removal – 2017

If you are in need of having a honeybee swarm picked up, or a full colony of bees removed from a structure – please see the following links for my contact information:  (These same links are in the top menu bar on this website as well.)

Also please understand […]

Around the Corner

Another hive – and the bees have been here a *little* longer than the homeowner had noticed.

Though much of the comb was pure white – there was also plenty that was tan and brown.  I suspect the bees arrived EARLY this spring, then went unnoticed by the homeowners until they returned from a […]

Melted Out

Though bees were active in this space days prior to the removal – it may have simply been robbing activity.   The placement of the hive raised a concern when I evaluated the colony – as it looked like the hive would be exposed to some intense sun exposure – and the week I evaluated – […]

Needing a new roof!

Hail from storms this spring has prompted many homeowners to need new shingles put onto their roofs.  Unfortunately, when bees occupy space in the soffits, the work crews cannot work to hammer the new shingles into place – as the bees become just a bit perturbed at the violation of their vibrational space by hammers.

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One House, Two Hives

This homeowner knew that she had bees for “a little while” – however, really could not pinpoint exactly how long.  There were two spots that the bees were entering and exiting the home – so there were two possibilities:  Either there was one LARGE hive, with two entrances…. or there were two separate hives – […]

Strange Archetecture

This porch had a gap between the door, and the outer porch space/roof line.  It made for a strange balancing act while performing this removal.

Once I figured out my footing – it wasn’t bad at all.  The bees were accessed and removed – and the homeowner opted to perform his own repairs afterwards.

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Reclaimed and Rebuilt Fireplace Mantle

(note:  click pics for larger versions) Several years back, for another project – I had visited a house that was in process of being demolished – in order to reclaim some of the building materials.   (Yes – with permission and blessing from the demolition crew)  One of the items that was saved from the bulldozer […]