There are 5 types of common honey in Singapore. Namely Apis Dorsata, Apis Cerana, APis Andreniformis, APis Florea, and Apis Trigona. All honey bees are docile but some are more easily provoked then the other and also depending on the stage of the colony. In case you have a bee related problem you can alway look for me to help you with. To begin, you have to know what types of bees and the location of the beehive. The easiest way is to take a short video clip and send to me. I will be able to help to identify the type of bees and advice on what you should do. In most cases, people call me to resolve their bee problem even before the bees have stung anyone. It is more for prevention. However, with a little adjustment to your daily routine, you may be able to just leave the bee alone and enjoy their companion. In case you wanted to remove the beehive, I will prepared a wooden box to trap the queen and the colony. All the honey comb will be removed together with all the broods and young bees and stored inside the box. When majority of the bees are already inside the box, I will then seal the box and transport them to a prearranged private garden. The colony of bees will then be setup in their new home to help pollinate the garden. The process can takes from 2 hours to days. Depending on the size of the colony. The rate I charge to remove a colony of wild honey bees will depends on the difficulty to access, the type fo honey bee, and the size of the colony. The process in relatively more complete as compare to the pest control (exterminator). When I remove the bees the main objective is to help to resolve the bee problem for the client but at the same time do not create any environmental issue. Not many people know that honey bees are the main pollinators to your environment, without them our environment will not be balanced and could lead to destroying of the mankind. When exterminator start spraying toxic chemical to a colony of bees, a huge amount of the chemical is also introduced to the surrounding. Bees were killed in the process too. I hope our government will take the lead to prohibiting pest control company to spray chemical to the bees as they are not pest. Much like many developing and developed countries. Human activities is the main cause for the bees to move and build beehives closer to our urban environment. We should learn to co-exist with the bees and stop killing them just out of fear of being stung.
Call me at 91474065 or email me at [email protected] if you have a bee related problem. Help to conserve our local honey bees and stop killing them! Thank you!
Beehive removal in Singapore
I have been helping many people to relocate wild beehive in Singapore for a few years. I have learnt about the different type of people that call for help and mainly the looking for free service, looking for cheap service, and the true conservationist. I would like to share with you the different between these 3 types and also the rationale behind why this service should be charged.
Looking for free: There are a small percentage of caller fall into this category. Bee conservation is not their business, removing the bees is. They wanted their problem to be solve for free. After knowing they have to pay for the service, their reply can be as follow: -You conserving the bees why are you charging, after all you get to keep the bees and the honey! -If you really concern about the decline of the bee population then you should come and keep the bees! -Oh have to pay! Never mind I can get someone to do it for free! I thought you want the bees!
Looking for the cheapest: half of the caller belongs to this group. They would make a few enquiries from different company and ask for a similar price quoted by another service provider what they say normally are: -Oh that is expensive, so and so is charging as $XX, can you do cheaper? -Wah! Why so expensive, Last time I only paid $XX,
Caller who are concern about the decline of bee population would say: -I prefer to not kill the bees can you come and relocate them how much will that cost me? -I rather pay a little higher but to save the bees.
Why this is a pay service: 1. If this service is free, the motivation to co-exist with the bees will be low. It will be a no brainer to get the bee removed as it cost nothing. 2. To make this service sustainable, there are cost for the transportation, making of beehive boxes, some perishable item. It is not only to go and remove the beehive but also to transport the bees to some other places and setting up the beehive. 3. Most of the honey from the beehive are reserved for the bee colony. unlike the honey hunter that go for the honey and care less to the bee colony health, I always return the honey to the bees after their new settlement. This can greatly increase their chance of survival. 4. After all people have to pay for the pest control to exterminate the bees. Compare with spraying pesticide of smoke away the bee and leaving the broods in the comb chambers to cold to death. I have to carefully locate the queen into the Beehive box, getting the rest of the bees to reunite with the queen. The process can some time take ups to 8 hours. There after I still need to bring the bee colony to a garden and set them up which will takes another 2 hours. Comparing the number of hours spend and work load. As long as, it is sustainable, I will continue to save the bees.
Hope more people will support bee conservation, it is important as it is a key factor in balancing our eco system. We are doing this for our future generation, making sure they still have a healthy environment to live with.
You can contact me at 91474065 for any local honey bee related issues. Thanks.