Doesn't he remind you of the oompa loompa from Willie Wonka when they are in the TV area??? hahah (forgive me Alexx). Poor guy he went out there and risked his life - we thought for sure we had killed them off- we woke up the next morning to the usual GIANT swarm of bees. By that afternoon I had someone over to give a quote - over $1,000 dollars! UGH And that was just to take the bees - that doesn't include repairing my house afterwards. But then the heavens opened and light shined down and the angels sang - there was CRAIGSLIST! After several calls I found a man who was a FRACTION of the cost! I booked him for Tuesday morning - from Sunday night til Tuesday morning I prayed for 2 things 1.Please don't let him go running when he sees these beasts and 2. Please don't let me get what I paid for ha....
The bee man was great - so nice and it normally only takes him about 3 hours to do a extraction - he was at my house for over 8 hours! And he didn't charge us any extra! (Don't worry we gave him a good tip) All the neighbors were out watching from their yards, windows and using binoculars...ok I'm exaggerating about the binoculars part but I felt like they were all watching and calling each other and saying "those stupid neighbors are FINALLY doing something about the bees!"
He is getting started here - see where the siding is gone? Well there was honey comb all behind that board.
He estimated there was roughly 30,000 - 35,000 honey bees living in my back yard! You could of knocked me over with a leaf when I heard that!
This was the main area they were in - its a space between the first and second floor. He said they were over a foot deep!
Here is not even HALF of the honey comb he pulled out - CRAZY! So thankfully they are gone - there are still a few bees swarming, but he said they should be gone within 48 hours - so lets keep our fingers crossed. Now the backside of my house has honey on the walls and windows - and all over my patio. Alexx and I will be busy power washing and cleaning on Saturday! So if anyone needs bee removal contact me - I have a GREAT AFFORDABLE Bee Man! (And no I wont send you Alexx!)