Bee Swarm Box
Swarm Boxes are a pro-active solution to bee swarms. By placing a Swarm Box on your property you are providing an option for bee swarms to move into so that they don't end up in your attic, garage, the eaves of your house, etc. Bee swarms often end up in places that are not safe for them or for us. Once they do settle and start drawing comb, removing them can become more involved and more expensive for the removal and repairs to your house. Some of our clients, for example, are allergic to bees, some have gardens that bees love but the bees can make gardening difficult and some have owl boxes. Bees absolutely love owl boxes. We hang the swarm box for our local customers in Santa Barbara County, remove swarms that move into the box and take them to one of our local apiaries or we can place them in your own hive on your property if you want bees.
The Bee Swarm Box is a service and a physical product (the box). We offer two options to help you with your Bee Swarm Box. You can buy the box or rent the box.
Each Bee Swarm Box is $100. The box has hive frames inside for the bees to use right away. We hang the box (5-15ft off the ground) and bait the box with our swarm lure. If a swarm moves into the box you call us and we relocate the swarm and hang the box back up. If you want the bees, we can place them in a hive on your property. We sell hive boxes and equipment and can set that up for you as well. You call us if another bee swarm moves into your Swarm Box to take care of them again.
You pay a $100 deposit for the swarm box, call us if a swarm moves in and pay $50 each time we remove/relocate a swarm from the box.
IF YOU ARE PLACING AN OWL BOX ON YOUR PROPERTY WE STRONGLY SUGGEST GETTING A SWARM BOX AS WELL AS BEES LOVE OWL BOXES AND OWLS DON'T LOVE OWL BOXES WITH BEE HIVES IN THEM.