Honey Bee Rescue and/or Removal Service
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What Is A Honey Bee ?     Education and Awareness Welcome Center     Humanitarian Causes     Tax Deductible Donations     Company Donors, Sponsors and Supporters of Our Cause
Please Donate to our worthwhile cause   Your Donation can be either money or materials and supplies we need

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

The Urban Beekeeping Movement aka Backyard Beekeeping     Honey and Beekeepers     Attention Hobby Beekeepers and Commercial Beekeepers
MarrLand's History and the Lands of the Honey Bee Rescue Sanctuary and Pollinator Habitats     About The Owner and Operator     Real Estate For Sale - Ventura, Kern, and San Bernardino Counties
 

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Honey Bee Rescue Sanctuary *
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Humanitarian Causes

High Up on the North East side of Simi Valley in the Santa Susana Mountains, Ventura County, California

Our Rescued Honey Bees have unlimited access to over 11,000 acres of Nature !

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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

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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, 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.

 

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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 most cases we will ask for a Photo or 2 of the Honey Bee Hive or Swarm to help us evaluate your particular situation.

 

Try an Email to us. If the Hackers, Phisers, Spammers, and internet Robots can't figure it out you can try to Email Us.

honeybeesanctuary at g mail dot com - We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

 

We Are Privately Funded

We are continuously in need of Funding. Most of which we receive from our Rescue and/or Removal Services.

Any Honey Bee Rescue and/or Removal Fees that we may charge are essential to our continued operation.

Funding through Fees we charge for our Rescue and/or Removal Services goes directly back into the Operation of our Honey Bee Rescue Sanctuary, Pollinator Habitats and our Education and Awareness Welcome Center.

 

We are a Privately Funded Organization and we are dependent upon Your Support, Patronage, Donations, and Contributions.

 

Among other work, we also Prevent Cruelty to Animals, Protect Natural Habitats for Wildlife, Protect the Ecosystem, Preserve Open Space, have a Research and Scientific Purpose, Have an Educational Purpose, and we are A Conservation Organization, A Charity and Community Organization, and A Qualified Organization (Tax Deductible Benefits).

 

Funding Assistance that we receive by means of Rescues, Donations and/or Charitable Contributions are used for Supplies (bee boxes and components), Materials, Water for the Honey Bees, Food for the Honey Bees, Honey Bee Research activities, Improving the Health and Preservation our Honey Bees, Encouraging Honey Bee Reproduction and Population Increases, Etc . . .

For all Intents and Purposes, our Honey Bee Rescue and/or Removal Service Fees are basically just an additional means of Fundraising for us.

 

 

 

 

 

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