Bee and Wasp Nest Removal Services
We use eco-friendly bee nest removal methods to physically remove stinging insects, leaving little to no damage to the surrounding areas. We take pride in providing safe organic removal services to help protect nature's pollinators!
Our Bee Vacuum System is custom-made to gently vacuum the stinging insects as they come or go from their nest. Honeybees collected this way can be safely relocated to a waiting honeybee hive. Bumblebees are relocated to a bumble-box. Wasps and hornets are saved and released in a safe area to serve as natural pest removers, or their venom can be extracted for allergy treatments.
We remove swarms and nests across Seattle and the East Side, focusing on King County. If you are outside these coverage areas, please contact us, as we may be able to accommodate your need.
Our 'bee-loved' work truck rolled on black ice two and a half times. She is gone now; however, everyone is okay! We are praying we will have a vehicle capable of serving bee needs this Summer!
BKA Nest Removals is excited to announce that we have a new Nest Removal Specialist, Hadley, to help with your bee relocation needs!
Fun Fact about Hadley: She has been a Hotshot Firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service!
Bee’s Knees Apiaries Nest Removals has a team of beekeepers on call to remove bee and wasp nests from inside or outside your home or business at a time that is convenient for you.
To help identify what type of critter or nest you have please check out the photo gallery below
What Am I?
I can fly up to 3 miles searching for pollen, nectar, and water! I pollinate 80% of the world’s plants including 90 different food crops.
I help farmers by eating pests that can destroy crops like aphids. I can be dangerous because I can sting multiple times.
I have a round body covered in soft hair (long branched setae) called pile, making me appear and feel fuzzy. I am an important agricultural pollinator!
I can build aerial nests larger than a basketball. If I am a male, drone, I come from a non-fertilized egg and can not sting. If I am a Female hornet I will sting repeatedly to protect my colony.
I am a Mud Wasp or Mud dauber. I am a solitary wasp that constructs small nests of mud in or around homes, sheds, and barns and under open structures, bridges, and similar sites.
Hornets build paper nests at least three or more feet off of the ground, usually in trees, shrubs, on overhangs, utility poles, houses, sheds or other structures. I can be larger than a basketball.
Honey bee swarms consist of several thousand bees hanging in a loose cluster, usually from a tree branch or bush. This is a transitional state in which they are looking for a new home. Once a suitable location is found, they will fly to their new home.
Honey bees build honeycomb in an enclosed cavity such as in a hollow tree, in a wall, or between joists in a house. Unlike wasps, honey bees do not build a "paper house."
I am usually made from grey paper and am commonly found hanging from trees, shrubs or soffits, or found inside walls or attic spaces.
I am typically found in walls of houses, bird houses, in the ground, and also love the insulation in your house!
To make these nests, the wasps find weathered wood, sourced from old fences or porches, and chew this wood fiber into a paste-like pulp mixed with their saliva. Then, the insects form this pulp into hexagon-shaped paper cells.
In each mud cell, the queen will lay one egg and put in a paralyzed spider or other insect and seal the cell. When the egg hatches, the larvae feeds on the captured insect. The larvae matures in about 3 weeks. The larvae will then spin a cocoon to rest in over winter.