As you can see by these photos, the Africanized  bees we have in south Florida especially Broward and Palm Beach Counties will nest anywhere. These pictures are only a few of the bee removals that we have done. Because of the growing Africanized bee population in South Florida the number of feral or "wild" bee colonies populating private property has grown substantially since the 1990s. Nobody knows exactly when they arrived but they are here now and causing unexpected expense to home owners and  big headaches for beekeepers like my self and others. 

Tropical Apiaries
Bee Farm 

954-559-0700
Specializing In Bee Removal, Relocation,
and Extermination Services

Serving Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Counties

Photos of our Bee Removals

Below-- Bees infested a water meter box. This is a common problem for many municipalities. Bee removal Davie 

Below -- Is a colony about 35 feet high in a ficus tree. When I moved close to the colony they became so aggressive,  they chased a sleeping raccoon out of that same tree. This colony was most likely Africanized. Bee removal Fort Lauderdale.

Below --  A hole in an avocado tree that is about 10 inches diameter, it goes down 3 foot and is full of Bees. Bee removal Fort  Lauderdale.
  
Above --- Bees found a hollow behind blocks and made it their home. Bee removal Boynton Beach.
 Above -- Oops look at what showed in the tool box by the pool. A bee colony about 3 weeks old. Bee removal Hollywood Fl. 

Above --  An infestation in the side of a wood shed. The honey combs are about 5 feet long. Bee removal Davie Fl. 
Below - A bee colony fell out of a tree. The colony became too large and the branch could no longer support the weight. Bee removal Davie Fl.

Above Colony of bees in a brick structure. The colony was about 8 months to a year old. They filled all of the space inside with honey combs and were about to swarm. This was a relocation. Bee removal Fort Lauderdale Fl.


AboveThe home owner went on vacation, when he came back he discovered bees took up residence in his trash can. Bee removal Pompano Beach Fl.


                         (After opening the area)                              (Before opening the area)
Above --This tree is a very old ponytail palm. The hollow was so large two small children could hide in it.  The bees were relocated live to one of our bee farms. This job in Light House Point took about 2.5 hours.
  


Above -- A light fixture become separated from a CBS block wall. This is a common problem often over looked by  property owners but not honey bees. Honey Bees commonly find these areas accepting them home causing the property owner unnecessary expense. A little caulking would have gone a long way here. Bee removal Coral Springs Fl. 


Above -- A colony that is about 1 week old. There is no honey comb; it is all bees hanging on each other. We were able to relocate them.  Bee removal Fort lauderdale Fl.

 

Above -- A live bee removal done in Coral Springs Fl. They nested outside making it easy to relocate. Bee removal Broward Fl.

Below -- A feed trough stored upside down ( shouldn't do that, always store containers up-right ) and the bees found their way in. Bee removal Hollywood Fl.
Below-- A bee colony on a tree limb. Africanized honey bees often choose tree limbs to nest if they can't find any other place. 

Below -- A typical honey bee infestation in a soffit. ( we are looking up at it in the picture) People only see a few bees fling around the roof. Most people can't believe there are so many bees and honey combs until we open up the area exposing the nest. Beehive removal Palm Beach Fl. 
  

Below -- A bee removal that was done inside of the property owner’s bed room directly above his bed. He had no idea they were there. Bee removal Miami Fl.

Above -- Beautiful new honey combs with fresh new honey inside. This colony was inside of an arch around a window. Bee removal Weston Fl.

Below
-- 
Two newly formed colonies one on a wall one in a tree both were relocated to our apiary. In general, if you don't agitate the bees they will not come out to attack you. Bee removal Boca Raton Fl.



Above -- Bees in a soffit. They went in about 5 more feet and weighted about 50 pounds. Beehive removal Pompano Beach. 
Below -- Bees hanging in a cluster. This is a new swarm and it is all bees no wax combs. Bee removal Weston Fl.
Below -- New swarm of bees. You can see a faint yellow vertical line at the bottom that is new honey combs. The bees where relocated. Bee removal Margate Fl.
Below-- Bees nesting in an upside down flower pot. Remember always store flower pots right side up.  Hollywood Fl.
Above-- Large honey bee colony on the outside of a wall. This house had three more colonies and was unoccupied. Hollywood Fl.
 Above -- Honey bee colony inside of a dead coconut palm tree. When we cut it down it had broken open. Many times bees find unoccupied woodpecker holes in dead palm trees and nest in them. Fort Lauderdale Fl.
Above-- Very large honey bee colony formed a nest on the outside of a wall. This colony was at eye level next to a covered kitchen window to the right. The picture was taken by just walking up to it. It is a good idea to check around your house once in a while. Coral Springs Fl.
Below-- A swarm landed on a sail shade about 30 feet up. This shade was in the middle of an outdoor shopping area in Pompano Beach Fl. Africanized bees will land anywhere and make a nest.  
Below-- A bee swarm landed on a car leaving the home owner stranded in Wellington Fl.