Are Bees Going Extinct in California?
If you’ve been keeping track of any recent (updated since October 18, 2018) news reports on the status of Honey Bees in Southern California, then you already have an idea of how grave the situation is. Bees are dying off at alarming rates, and it is creating a ripple effect that can result in some serious environmental repercussions.
At Bee Safe Bee Removal, we not only want to keep your home safe from unwanted hives, but we also want to ensure that the bees we remove from your home are leaving intact and preserved. Bee removal doesn’t have to be a death sentence for a hive, and here is why we stand firmly behind our removal process.
What is Killing the Bees in California?
Although the number of bees lost in California may seem like a deliberate effort among Southern California homeowners, it isn’t. The root of most of these bee’s deaths is due to bee-attractive plants placed in locations surrounding Southern California homes. Many of these plants have been pre-treated with harmful pesticides that can kill bees.
Also, unethical bee removal practices are a leading cause of the decline in the bee population. Many people with hives on their property rely on bee removal processes that kill the bees and destroy the hives. Sadly, once these bees are killed, that is one less hive of beneficial insects; and this can have environmental and economic impacts.
Why are Honey Bees Important?
Did you know that one of every three bites of the food we eat depends on bees for successful harvests? It’s true, and recently, California has seen the effects of fewer bees through struggles experienced on almond orchards. Our orchards typically need over one million bee colonies to pollinate and produce California’s largest agricultural export.
Most of the bees that are used for farming efforts are domesticated through the use of local beekeepers. However, even with current measures, local beekeepers have been unable to completely prevent the exposure of neonicotinoids to their bees that leave their hives to pollinate,
How to Save the Bees in California
Currently, the more significant efforts to reduce neonicotinoids rest in the hands of government officials. However, some steps you can take can quickly go a step beyond asking your local nursery if their bee-attractive plants have been treated with pesticides.
Even though you may love bees, no one wants an unexpected hive on their property. Instead of having the uninvited guests sprayed, call a bee removal company specializing in beekeeping and eco-friendly beehive removal.
Bee Safe Bee Removal Ensures Safe Bee Removal For All Parties Involved
Bee Safe Bee Removal is a company that prides itself on our safe practices and live removal from job sites. If you have a hive that needs to be removed, get in touch with us today to find out more about our Southern California services.