FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions.

There are certain questions that we are asked all the time.  Here is a list of a few common questions and answers.

What are the rates for Super Bee Services?
What information is needed for a free phone estimate?
What is the survival rate of the bees that you remove?
How much does it cost to buy bees from Super Bee?

  • What are the rates for Super Bee Services? 
    • Beekeeping Services $80 a hour
    • Live Bee Removal $150 a hour, $250 for emergencies
    • Rates are the “Base Rate” for one worker. Add 50% of base rate for each additional worker.
  • What information is needed for a free phone estimate?
    • Please text the following information to 805-684-9999
      • The size of the colony of bees if you can see it
      • How long they have been there
      • Where they are
      • Approximately how high off the ground?
      • A photo is helpful
      • To set you appointment we will need your name, address of the bees, phone number and email address for billing.
  • What is the survival rate of the bees that you remove?
    • Our goal is 95% percent survival of the individual bees at the removal and 95% of the colonies are healthy 30 days after the removal.  We constantly exceed the state average survival rates.
    • How much does it cost to buy bees from Super Bee?
      • A colony of bees starts at $300.  The cost is for a healthy colony of bees with 2 frames of brood and 2 frames of honey/pollen.  The price includes delivery and a 1 month guarantee.  We do not sell recent rescues as we must first evaluate their health and temperament, and rehabilitate as needed.  We normally have a 6 month waiting list and only deliver in spring and summer.

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