Swarm Mitigation Services for Ranches, Schools, municipalities, Multi family housing, State and Federal lands and anywhere Honey bees stop work.
With our honeybee Swarm Mitigation Services you can reduce the risk of unintended production loss. We have the right Beekeepers for the job.
All IRescueBees Associates are State Registered Beekeepers. Do not be fooled, ONLY IRescueBees and our associates take them live.
Prevention is the best medicine, this same thought holds true for bees. Keeping them out of your equipment or buildings is less expensive.
The above sub station had to power down in order to do anything with that swarm of bees on the insulator. If the bees where caught before they moved in the utility could have saved a lot of profit.
What is Swarm Mitigation...
Mitigation means the action of reducing the severity of something. That is what we do, we place our traps in strategic places around your equipment, lay down yards and buildings.
Traps should be installed at the beginning of swarm season, which is around March. The traps should also be checked every two weeks to thirty days and rebaited by your service provider.
Knowing that bees can smell parts per trillion, swarms are attracted to our swarm traps from long distances away. Our swarm attractant is a proprietary blend of oils and pheromones that honey bees can not resist.
Watch our lure in action in the video below...
Why not just spray them...
The following excerpts are from USA Today you can read the full story here.
America's beekeepers watched as a third of the country's honeybee colonies were lost over the last year, part of a decade-long die-off experts said may threaten our food supply.
The annual survey of roughly 5,000 beekeepers showed the 33% dip from April 2016 to April 2017. The decrease is small compared to the survey's previous 10 years, when the decrease hovered at roughly 40%. From 2012 to 2013, nearly half of the nation's colonies died.
"I would stop short of calling this 'good' news," said Dennis vanEngelsdorp, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. "Colony loss of more than 30% over the entire year is high. It's hard to imagine any other agricultural sector being able to stay in business with such consistently high losses."
The research, published Thursday, is the work of the nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America.
That causes beekeepers to charge farmers more for pollinating crops and creates a scarcity of bees available for pollination. It's a trend that threatens beekeepers trying to make a living and could lead to a drop-off in fruits and nuts reliant on pollination, vanEngelsdor said.
One in every three bites of food, van Engelsdorp said, is directly or indirectly pollinated by honeybees, who pollinate about $15 billion worth of U.S. crops each year. Almonds, for instance, are completely reliant on honeybee pollination.
"Keeping bees healthy is really essential in order to meet that demand," said vanEngelsdorp. He said there are concerns it won't.
Just look and what losing our bees will do to our food. The following is an excerpt of an article from saveonenergy.com. You can read the full report hereOpens in a new window
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BEES AND PRODUCE
The importance of honeybees isn’t just about bees or honey. Because a third of global food productionOpens in a new window is reliant on pollinators, many of the most common fruits and vegetables are dependent on some aspect of the honeybee pollination process.
For example, almonds are 100 percent reliant on the honeybee. In fact, the relationship between bees and almonds is symbiotic. Almond trees require cross-pollination to grow, and male bees move pollen between the plants, helping them to thrive. In return, almond pollen is considered a natural form of food and nutrition for bees.
Apples, avocados, and blueberries are also extremely dependent on the honeybee’s pollination skills. For avocados, while there may be only one seed in the entire fruit, more than 20 pollen grainsOpens in a new window are needed before a flower can produce one. Honeybees are also more efficient at pollinating when it comes to apple and cherry orchardsOpens in a new window compared to nectar collectors, which helps these delicious fruits mature so we can enjoy them.
Losing the honeybee doesn’t just mean fewer almonds and apples for our salads and treats, it means big bucks for the U.S. economy. Because so many of the foods we eat every day are dependent on pollinators for production, losing a major player in the game like the honeybee would be devastating to our food economy.
The financial impact of losing the honeybee population would be greatest in the almond industry. Combining the sale of almonds and wages of those employed to help maintain them (earning an average pay of $20,000 every yearOpens in a new window), the almond industry adds roughly $5.9 billion to the U.S. economy. The cost of the production of apples adds over $2.9 billion every year, and the broccoli and onion industries each contribute well over $800 million to our economy.
Today, 1 in 12Opens in a new window jobs across the country are directly connected to agriculture. In total, the honeybee contribution equates to well over $16 billion dollars a year and helps employ hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S.
We would like to thank saveonenergy.com for this informative report. Once again you can read the full report here.