Building “Cut Outs”

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20 comments to Building “Cut Outs”

  • Vicki

    We have a swarm of honey bees in the siding of the house. I don’t want to hurt them but am allergic to bees. We live in Holt.

  • pat gundrum

    We live at 679 S. edgar rd mason, mi…we have a honey bee nest over our patio door where our grandchildren go in and out. Want them removed without killing the if possible. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

  • Patty Patzer

    WE have honey bees in an outside wall and soffit of our home in Elmira, MI. Can anyone help us? Is anyone interested in them?

  • Benny Troyer

    I don’t have your phone numbers so if you can call me I can advise an possible come remove
    Im close to cadillac and have all the tools needed for honey bee removal from buildings
    Benny 231-920-1919

  • Holly

    My mother lives on a farm between Dimondale and Eaton Rapids. She has a large number of bees in the walls of her shed. We are looking for someone to remove them asap as work is being done. Please feel free to email me at for more information.

  • Judy Myers

    Parents house has SEVERAL bees in attic- need help in removal. These are honey bees- Do we spray and kill or would someone be interested in removal

  • Robert Hernandez

    We have a honeybee problem at the top part of our home under the eaves where a vent which probably had wire mesh has probably gotten a hole and the bees have entered and created a hive just inside. I don’t think that there would be any wall removal, but I’m not sure. I think that they lie just beyond the vent. I plan on replacing the vent with a properly screened version after their removal, but I don’t want to risk tampering with them myself. There is an attic above that section of house, but I’m not sure it extends that far (I’ve never been up in that attic since moving into my home) and I can hear them from my upstairs bedroom and they sound like they are right next to that vent. I know that they are new to this season and had not “moved in” prior to this spring. I don’t know how large a colony can get, but as I have said, they are audible through the ceiling as they produce a hum or noise. It started out as a scratching noise and I thought that their was a bird or something that had gotten into the attic. The noise is definitely centralized to that small spot beyond the vent, though, so I’m hoping that they are not a huge honey comb of them. If you think that you can help me, please feel free to email at

  • Chery Wangsawihardja

    We have an establish swarm in the walling close to our front door. I think they are honey bees and we would like to remove them to avoid pest problem in the future. If anyone willing to do cut out or other method to remove them, please email me

  • Bob Zabonick

    We have an active bee hive in the ceiling of our church with honey dripping on the floor. It is in the office section of the church, we only have two floors and it is in the second floor. Can anything be done about this?

  • Stephen Tilmann

    Hi Bob,
    When honey starts to express itself inside a building, it usually means that the time has come (actually passed) to deal with it. Honey dripping might be caused by the honey fermenting (the bees have died or something) or maybe some small rodents have gotten into the comb and the honey is dripping because the comb is being torn apart. Whatever the cause, honey coming through the ceiling is not good. Besides the structural damage, the honey will attract all sorts of other critters (ants, bugs of all sort, mice, squirrels, raccoons, oppossums, and just about everything else that has a sweet tooth.

    Removing a colony from a building is what beekeepers call a “cut out”. Whoever does this will earn their pay. The colony of bees, if there are any, have no values now and will not survive the job. It is way too late in the year for that to happen. So you are basically looking at a carpentry job. There are beekeepers out there who can do this job, but it would be helpful if we knew where the building is located. From there, we may be able to help you hook up with a qualified beekeeper.
    Steve Tilmann, Treasurer
    Michigan Beekeepers’ Association

  • Marc Cunningham

    How can place a marker on this map? I have paid for a listing?

  • Stephen Tilmann

    An ad listing also includes a marker on the respective map. It sometimes takes a few days for the marker to show up as it is done manually.

  • Trish

    We have a honey bee nest in the exterior of our house. The bees were able to get in through a small hole last year. We were hoping they would move along or may not make it through the harsh winter, but they are active now. I would like them taken out and not sure who to contact. I think someone will need to cut out the nest. I saw the marker on the map, however it did not provide any contact information for removal. Please help. Thanks. My ph # is 517-896-4554. Thanks!

  • Ben Schlenker

    I have contacted Trish and we at Ole Bearz Bees, will be taking care of her bees in the wall problem. Please see our ad here on the site for cut outs and swarm catches too.

  • Nancy Jordan

    We leave in Grand Blanc, MI. We have a honey bee nest in the exterior of our house about 10′ from the ground. They have been there for several years. It will require removal of some of the siding to get to the honey comb. We would appreciate contact information for someone who is capable of doing this for us. Thanks so much! My cell # is 810-624-5542

  • Kim

    I live in the Crystal Lake area and have spare land for bee’s if your looking for any relocation areas please contact me for more information. The land is part woods and part orchard with plenty of fresh water nearby hope this is helpful to someone.

  • Leslie Merchant

    Has anyone used a bee vac to successfully extract a hive?

  • Annette

    I live in Midland (48640). We have active honey bees living in a section of the eaves of our second story roof. They may be in the exterior wall. We did not notice them until a few started showing up inside of our house last week (every night now).

    We have no desire to kill them. We understand their importance. However, my husband is deathly allergic and we can’t let them stay. I have contacted our local beekeepers and none of them are qualified to do a cut-out. I need to find someone who can, and soon. I am hoping you can help.

  • Marc Cunningham

    I can do this job for you Annette, 810-845-5619 Marc.

  • Rodney Bear

    Leslie, I used a bee vacuum with success once the hive was exposed (opened up). It was a cutout where we removed the vinyl siding and a portion of the OSB. Depending on the number of bees, it can be an all-day event. I used two 5-gallon buckets with a small bucket shop vac head (you can pick one up at Lowes /Home Depot/etc.) If you search Youtube there are a couple of videos that show how to construct the vacuum. The key to not killing the bees is to use just enough vacuum to pull the bee off the comb when they are crawling and to make sure that once you stop vacuuming you place a screened in lid on the bucket so that they do not over heat.
    You can’t just simply place the vacuum hose over the entrance of the hive and vacuum all the bees out.

    You can email me at (bearkarting at yah00 dot com)if you would like some photos of my vacuum.

    Good Luck,

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