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Services we provide

  • Swarm removal (read below)

  • Tree hive already on the ground or being cut down (read below)

  • Educational Presentations
    To schedule a class:

Swarm Removal
Free Service

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See the ball of bees circled in yellow? This is what a swarm of honey bees looks like. These are mini hives that beekeepers collect.  The process is very simple: the beekeeper cuts or shakes the branch, places it in their box and drives away.  Most beekeepers do this type of removal for free and it takes less than an hour.

Mueller Honey Bee offers free swarm removal:


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Structure Cutout
Price varies ($350-1000)


A structure removal is necessary when honey bees have established their home inside a wall or unwanted space.  A hive cannot be enticed to leave their home by placing a bee box nearby.  Nor can a queen bee "just be removed".  The queen cannot survive without the bees and the bees cannot survive without the queen.  What you cannot see are the 50k bees inside  or the 60+ pounds of honey they have stored. These types of removals take special training and skill.  We always recommend hiring someone that has insurance and experience.  Many times we have seen beekeepers open up a structure to find out it was WAY bigger than they imagined. 
Mueller Honey Bee is not currently doing structure removals.

Reach out to your County Beekeeper's Association for referrals. 

Tree removal
Price varies ($0-$250)

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The only way to remove a colony of honey bees living INSIDE the trunk of a tree is to cut the tree or limb down.  If you do not plan to cut the tree down or it isn't on the ground, we cannot help you.  Placing an empty hive nearby will not entice them out.

 The tree company drops the section where the bees reside, we cut our section with the hive then they place it on a trailer and we drive away.  If the tree company cannot place the log on the trailer, we roll the log away from the work area and cut it open on site.  If we have to stay on site and open the log, we charge based on location and time.  The average cost is $150.

If you have a tree or limb that has fallen with honey bees, please take pictures of the tree (far away and up close) and send them to our number.

Wasps hornets and pests

Beekeepers only raise honey bees.  They do not save or have interest in yellow jackets, hornets or wasps because they do not store honey and do not have a gentle disposition like honey bees.  Exterminators would handle everything else!

Do other insects build comb?

This is a yellow jacket nest that was dug up by a skunk.  It looks similar to comb that honey bees build but honey bees cannot attach wax to dirt. You can also see the remnants of a grey nest made of decomposed material. 

Honey bees will never live underground.


Honey bee comb exposed inside a tree trunk.

How can you tell the difference?

If you would describe the insect you see as bright yellow, they are NOT honey bees! 

Who we are...

A swarm catch from an apple tree in 2013 was the beginning of Emily Mueller's beekeeping career. 


Over the last eleven years, she has taught hundreds of beekeepers all over the world.  Her focus is on educating children at local schools, educational centers and holds private home-school classes for local students.

Mueller Honey Bee Rescue has helped rescue hundreds of swarms and remove many colonies from structures and buildings.

If we teach you something about bees then we are doing our job!


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