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Rancho Simi Honey Bee Rescue Sanctuary
Please Note: We are NOT a Commercial Honey Operation. We sell no Honey

Pollinator Habitats

Education, Awareness, Research, Humanitarian Causes

Custom Home Sites For Sale
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Please Help Us Increase The Declining Honey Bee Population . . . PLEASE DONATE to our Worthwhile Cause

Honey Bee Removal Services - Call or Text Us at 805-328-5101 - Email: honeybeesanctuary at g mail dot com

30 Day Warranty and Removal Techniques

Help !  I Have Bees ! !

Chemical Extermination of Honey Bees By Pest Controllers Is Not Always Effective

What Is A Honey Bee ?

Facts About Honey Bees and Africanized Honey Bees

Pollinator Habitats

Education and Awareness Welcome Center    

Humanitarian Causes    

Tax Deductible Donations    

Company Donors, Sponsors and Supporters of Our Cause

PLEASE DONATE to our Worthwhile Cause

The Urban Beekeeping Movement aka Backyard Beekeeping

Honey and Beekeepers

How To Treat A Bee Sting

Our Rescued Honey Bees have unlimited access to over 11,000 acres of untouched virgin land in the Santa Susana Mountains, Ventura County, Calif.

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We are a Certified Member of Partners For Sustainable Pollination,   We Perform Scientific Research Assistance for Project Apis m.   We Support the efforts of The Xerces Society

 

THANK YOU ! !

Company Donors, Sponsors and Supporters of Our Cause

Project Apis m. (PAm) - Several pounds of seeds for our Pollinator Habitat areas.

Baron Brothers Nursery - Several live plants for our Pollinator Habitat areas.

Mission Window Cleaning - Several trees, supplies and materials for our Pollinator Habitat areas.

The Tank Source - A water storage tank for our Pollinator Habitat areas.

American Soil - Truck loads of Organic Compost for our Pollinator Habitat areas.

Moringa Farms - Several nectar rich Moringa trees.

American Meadows - Seeds for our Pollinator Habitat areas.

Andy Gump - A Generous donation of a portable restroom for our Education and Awareness Welcome Center.

S&S Seeds, Inc. - Several pounds of seeds for our Pollinator Habitat areas.

Bee Friendly Farming - Seeds for our Pollinator Habitat areas

AND .... Numerous Thoughtful Private Individuals throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

 

Tax Deductible Donations

Due to the nature of our Worthwhile Cause Your Donations and/or Charitable Contributions may be Tax Deductible. Always consult with a tax professional if you have any tax deduction questions.

Similar to a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, we are and do the following.

1. A Qualified Organization

2. A Charity and Community Organization

3. A Conservation Organization

4. Have an Educational Purpose

5. Have a Research and Scientific Purpose

6. Prevent Cruelty to Animals (no need to call a pest exterminator)

7. Protect Natural Habitats for Wildlife

8. Protect the Ecosystem

9. Preserve Open Space

 

Education and Awareness Welcome Center

We are currently in the process of putting together our Honey Bee Rescue Sanctuary's Education and Awareness Welcome Center in the Las Llajas Canyon.

We are happy to report that this location now has a Restroom facility. It is intended to be used as a gathering place for the purpose of Educating Students, Groups and Organizations about the importance of Honey Bees, the plight that they are suffering as the result of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), other factors affecting the Honey Bee Population, Beekeeping Lessons, and similarly related uses.

And, as with all of our locations, it will also serve as a Pollinator Habitat.

Pollinator Habitats

We are currently in the process of preparing our multiple Pollinator Habitats within the 900 acre Marrland property for the 2014 Spring season.

We only use Organic Seeds, Compost, and other natural and organic materials on our Honey Bee Pollinator Habitats. No Genetically Modified Seeds (GMO) Seeds are used.

Why Do We Need Pollinators And Pollinator Habitats ?

Pollinators are essential to our environment.

The ecological service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of nearly 70 percent of the world’s flowering plants, including more than two-thirds of the world’s crop species.

The United States alone grows more than one hundred crops that either need or benefit from pollinators, and the economic value of these native pollinators is estimated at $3 billion per year in the U.S.

Beyond agriculture, pollinators are keystone species in most terrestrial ecosystems. Fruits and seeds derived from insect pollination are a major part of the diet of approximately 25 percent of all birds, and of mammals ranging from red-backed voles to grizzly bears.

In many places, the essential service of pollination is at risk from habitat loss, pesticide use, and introduced diseases.

"Since the winter of 2006 - 2007, over wintering colonies in the US have died in large numbers. Affected beekeepers span the entire spectrum of the industry: migratory beekeepers to stationary beekeepers; and commercial beekeepers, part-time beekeepers, to backyard beekeepers. Migratory and stationary beekeepers alike have, on average, lost 30% or more of their over wintering colonies over the last several years. These losses are unsustainable. If they continue, they threaten not only the livelihoods of beekeepers who manage bees, but the livelihood of farmers who require bees to pollinate their crops."

"If the honey bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live." ~ Albert Einstein

In 2012, we saw an exceptionally large loss of the Honey Bees. Some Beekeepers reported Honey Bee losses exceeding 50%. The problem is not getting better, it is getting Worse !

Humanitarian Causes

We are also experimenting with the planting of Highly Nutritious and Medicinal trees and bushes which will serve as a dual purpose for the Honey Bees and for Human consumption and Medicinal uses.

These trees and bushes are rich in protein, vitamins A, B, C, and other minerals. They also have antibacterial and antibiotic qualities. And Medicinal uses such as the prevention and treating of Cancer, reducing High Cholesterol, reducing Systemic Inflammation, treating Diabetes, treating eye, ear, and sinus infections. And treating Gastrointestinal problems.

Honey and Beekeepers

Did you know that Honey is just about the only food that does not Spoil ?

Some Honey can also contain harmful chemicals such as Insecticides and Pesticides already linked to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and it can also contain High Fructose Corn Syrup such as most of the Honey being sold in the USA from China. Believe it or not some Beekeepers here in the USA also use this same method as a means of increasing their Honey yields.

Read this: When buying honey, be aware of impostors - December 18, 2013

If a Beekeeper is setting up his Bee Hives in Orchards, Groves, or Farms for Pollination purposes and where harmful chemicals are being used it makes common sense that the Honey produced by his Honey Bees are also bringing in these chemicals to the Bee Hives, Colony, and Honey.

It is for this reason that you should be cautious and knowledgeable when you purchase any Honey. This includes Honey from your Local Store or Farmers Market.

You should make certain that you know exactly where the Honey is coming from.

You should be able to personally visit the Beekeeper's Apiary Site.

You should ask the Beekeeper selling his Honey if his Honey Bees that produced the Honey were used for Pollination purposes in Orchards, Groves, or Farms.

And, you should ask the Beekeeper if he is an Urban Beekeeper. Studies have already shown that Urban Beekeeping may not be good for the Honey Bees. Some studies have said that Honey from Urban Beekeepers actually contains higher concentrations of chemicals then the Honey from chemical laden Orchards, Groves, or Farms.

The Urban Beekeeping Movement

You should be on your guard when dealing with so called Non-Profit Urban Beekeeping Organizations. Many of these types of Non-Profit Organizations are actually Preying on your Sympathy regarding the Declining Population of the Honey Bees. In many instances a major portion of your Donation to these Organizations is actually being used as a means of providing Wages (income) to the operators of these Organizations and very little of your Donation Money goes towards the efforts to Increase the Honey Bee Population.

Always be cautious and suspicious of any Honey Bee Non-Profit Organizations that Sell Trinkets, Clothing, Honey, or other products.

 

Why Honey Bee Colony Chemical Extermination By Pest Controllers Is Not Always Effective

We can't even count the amount of times that we have been called for a Honey Bee Rescue or Removal Service AFTER a Homeowner, Property Management Company, etc. have spent hundreds of dollars attempting to get rid of a Honey Bee problem by either using a Pest Control Company, or by using the "Do It Yourself" method.

Chemical Extermination techniques rarely work or are effective. Those Chemicals may appear to work when you see hundreds of Honey Bees laying dead on the ground or in other areas. But the fact is, there are normally Tens of Thousands of Honey Bees in an established colony. The Chemicals not only wear off in time they are also ineffective if the Queen Honey Bee is not killed. Which is usually the case with Chemical Extermination methods.

A Honey Bee Colony is very clever and they will protect the Queen. The Queen is also very intelligent and when she senses a danger to her family (the colony) she will usually Run and Hide in a place where she feels safe.

The most effective means of getting rid of a Honey Bee Colony is to have it manually removed by an experienced Beekeeper. This includes removing the Wax and Honey combs, as well as the unborn babies called Brood comb.

Our Honey Bee Rescue and/or Removal service uses the most Humane methods possible to Capture the Queen and her family (the colony). We also try our best to remove all of the Wax, Honey, and Brood Comb.

Unless the Wax, Honey, and Brood Comb are not removed there is a high likelihood that Honey Bees will return to the same area. Their keen sense of smell will guide them to that same location as a sign to them that it is a safe place to set up a home.

The same is true with Honey Bee Colonies in Cavities of Trees. The Tree needs to be cut down in order to get to the Hive (colony) and Combs.

Additionally, we will normally use a Pheromone Masking solution as well to discourage the return of any Honey Bees. This helps to ensure that any small remnants of left over Combs containing the Honey Bee Pheromones that may be embedded or saturated in wood or other materials are concealed by our Masking solution.

Be advised that there are also many Beekeepers out there with a goal more towards obtaining your Honey Bees only for the commercial value of the Honey they will produce. They may not perform a Rescue or Removal process in an effective manner. And they may intentionally leave Comb behind knowing that there is a high likelihood that the Honey Bees will return. Thereby providing them with an opportunity to get 2 Hives from the same place.

Please Click Here to read about The Urban Beekeeping Movement.

We, as a Honey Bee Rescue Sanctuary focus our attention in Rescuing and Removing Honey Bee Colonies in the most Humane manner as possible so that they can be Relocated to a Safe and Chemical Free environment in the mountains surrounded by nature where they can continue to Reproduce more Honey Bees.

We also perform our Rescue and/or Removal services in a manner that is Ethically Sound for you. We are just as concerned about your safety as well as the safety of any persons that happen to venture near an active Honey Bee Hive. We are fully aware of the allergies some people have when stung by a Honey Bee and because most, if not all, of the Honey Bees now carry the Africanized Honey Bee Genes we understand that some Honey Bee Colonies can be more Aggressive then others.

Help !  I Have Bees ! !

Many times during the Spring and Summer you may notice a Cluster of honey bees on your house, wall, trees or bushes.

Don't be alarmed. This what is called a Swarm. And in most cases they only stay for a few days.

Please stay away from them and don't bother them.

If after about a week they are still there please feel free to give us a call or text message.

Calling or Texting Us

When Calling Us or Texting Us please be sure to provide us with;

(1) Your Name

(2) Your Phone Number or Email address

(3) Your Location

(4) A Detailed Description of your Honey Bee problem

We will respond as soon as possible, and in all cases we will ask for a Photo or 2 of the Honey Bee Hive or Swarm to help us evaluate your particular situation. So please be sure to send us a photo or 2.

Custom Home Sites For Sale

Multiple Custom Home Sites within the MarrLand residential subdivision are currently being offered for sale.

Background History: The MarrLand residential subdivision is a County of Ventura legal and approved planned development from the late 1920s era. Consisting of not only the planned development of Custom Home Sites (Cabin Lots), but also an ownership interest in the MarrLand Country Club and the surrounding acreage. The Custom Home Sites at MarrLand were marketed for sale by Marr Estates in the 1920s and 1930s and out of the approximate 3,000 individual Custom Home Sites only a handful are still held under private ownership. Approximately 600 individual Custom Home Site sales were made before the Depression of 1929. For Decades Local Politics, illegal land acts by the County and other factors attempted to hide this residential subdivision under the guise of a cattle ranch called Marr Ranch.

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Many of these MarrLand custom home sites are located north of the Wild Horse Canyon and Silverthorne tract homes development. The average sales prices of these Cookie Cutter Tract Homes are approximately $1.2 million dollars.

Sale prices for some of the MarrLand Custom Home Sites start from the $200,000s to the $300,000s. There is also a Surveyed 27,000 square foot Custom Home Site in Las Llajas Canyon being offered for $1.7 million dollars.

Owner Reserved Roads, All Utilities Available, No Home Owner Associations (HOAs) and no monthly fees that eat away your equity gains, Gated Entrances, Exceptional Views, Some of the Highest Elevations around just north of the City of Simi Valley, Surrounded by Nature and Open Space (meaning no neighbors close by), Ownership Interest in the approximate 900 acres of the Marr Estates Development. Most of the MarrLand Custom Home Sites are designed for small single or large multi level type homes.

If developed, each of the MarrLand Custom Home Sites may easily sell for $2 million dollars or above ! Pure Equity Gains !!

Don't settle for a turn key cookie cutter tract home.

Currently there are 3 Custom Home Sites available with views of the City of Simi Valley. Additional Custom Home Sites are also located in Las Llajas and Chivo Canyons.

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Please feel free to check out current sales listings at zillow.com - Enter Simi Valley, California, Vacant Land, in your search box. Available Custom Home Sites in the MarrLand residential subdivision are located north of Cottonwood Drive and Evening Sky Drive.

You must be Pre-Qualified for at least $25,000. Proof of Pre-Qualified Loan is required for Appointment and Viewing Tour. Owner May Carry with low down payment.

Contact information can be found at the top of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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