Hello and a swarm welcome to SAAF Bees – Beekeepers specialising in live honey bee removals and being based in Suffolk, we are in an ideal location for our bees to produce their beautiful and delicate honey as they forage in our own private woodland.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Started by Sam, a beekeeper who loves bees; going from being a hobbyist beekeeper through to a commercial operation, SAAF are focused on removing live honey bees safely and in an environmentally friendly manner whilst re-homing them to a new permanent hive – we are always happy to give advice and teach people about these amazing creatures and how to prevent bees from returning.
There are dangers when removing bees from locations such as roofs and chimneys, including working at heights, exposure to foreign materials and the sting risk so we take all the risk keeping our team, you and the public safe in the process.
WHAT TYPES OF REMOVALS DO WE DO?
• CHIMNEYS – safely and ethically relocate your house guests to a new hive
• FLAT ROOFS – a perfect home for Honey Bees as its a warm, secure and dry location
• LOFTS – in-between the roof joists are some of their favourite places to set up a colony
HOW DOES IT WORK?
• You contact us if you feel you have a bee issue
• We carry out an initial inspection confirming the species and requirements (this may be a virtual inspection using ‘Google Street View’ and video call with you)
• We book a date (only during bee season; end of March to end of September)
• On the day we start gaining access through the flat roof and invite owners to observe and use techniques to remove the bees and comb during the day
• Finally we powder the roof section ensuring its watertight until repaired by a qualified roofer/builder
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
• We are environmentally friendly – no chemical contamination when removing the bees and the comb
• Fixed quotes so our price will not change on the day, even if it turns into 2 days, the price will not change
• Full report of works carried out and bees re-homed
DIRECT FROM THE BEE KEEPER
Suffolk Premium RAW Woodland Honey
We have hives at 3 stunning locations within Suffolk with access to a variety of nectar sources. Our bees are well cared for and produce some of the most divine honey available.
Completely natural and straight from the hives with no additives this is the some of most natural honey available.