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Bee Removal Service

Kimes Apiary provides a bee friendly, bee removal and bee swarm removal service. The rates vary with the time of year and with our need for bees to replace our losses, call ahead to confirm the price. Removal of free hanging swarms (bees not yet established in a hive) is generally free in early Spring. See MontereyBayBeekeepers.org for other Monterey Bay Area Beekeepers.

Swarm hanging on branch

Typical rates: For unconfined, easy access, free hanging swarms (like a ball of bees hanging on a branch)

March through June 1st: Swarms within 15 mile radius such as Watsonville and the Royal Oak Community in Monterey County are free. Otherwise it is $1 per mile travel to and from your location. Check Google maps for distance from your location to 551 Lewis Rd, Royal Oaks, CA for a distance estimate and multiply by two.

June 1st through June 30th: $30 for swarm capture and removal plus $1 per mile travel to and from your location

After June 30th: $40 for swarm capture and removal plus $1 per mile travel to and from your location. Minimum charge of $50.

Honeybee colony in a wall

Typical rates: For established Bee colonies (Like a hive that is in a wall)

See Swarm Information before you decide.

I no longer do removal of established hives except under special circumstances. I recommend that you look at MontereyBayBeekeepers.org for other Monterey Bay Area Beekeepers that provide this service.

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