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Washington State Dept. Agriculture Pest Control Operators License #11816
Bee Man Exterminators LLC  is a licensed Pest Control Operator located just outside Olympia, Washington. We specialize in removing live unsprayed nests of bumble bees, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets. The wasps, hornets and yellow jackets will go to a lab that extracts the sting’s venom for use in immunotherapy. Allergic reactions to insect stings can be prevented with immunotherapy, a highly effective vaccination program that can reduce the risk and fear of future allergic reactions. Protection is achieved by treating the patient's allergy through immunization so that he/she will not react to the next insect sting. Bumble bees are relocated to farms and used for pollination of several crops.        
Wearing a protective bee suit and using a vacuum collector the bees are vacuumed from the nest by disturbing the nest and catching them as they try to escape. At the same time the ones returning to the nest are caught. This takes about 1/2 hr.-1 hr. depending on nest size and weather conditions. When the work force has been captured the nest is then removed.
The insects from the yellow jacket and hornet nests are used for venom extraction  for immunotherapy. This venom is processed and injected into people who are allergic to their sting  desensitizing  them so they do not have an allergic reaction if stung again. The US Food and Drug Administration will not allow use of any insects that have been treated with any pesticides or chemicals thus we  cannot use any insects that have been treated. It is easy to tell nests that have been treated with pesticides or even sprayed with water. Please be honest someones life might be at risk! Bumblebee nests that have been sprayed do not continue to grow and are of no use. 
We serve  S.W.Washington and the puget sound region. The area covered depends on species needed, time of year and insect populations. For example, the number of nests needed for yellow hornet (aerial yellow jacket) is high and so we will go farther to collect the numbers we need. The numbers we need for concealed nesting yellow jackets are less with populations generally higher so we do not go as far for them. We encourage you to contact us giving us the opportunity to collect your nest before spraying and killing it.
Why for free?   The insects from the unsprayed nests will be sold.
Species collected: Bumble beeshornets, yellow jackets, polistes, honeybee swarms, and some solitary bees. There are several local species of bumblebees, we remove and use all of them. Both the bald-faced hornet and yellow hornet are collected. There are 6 species of yellow jackets (concealed nesters) we remove.  We also collect honeybee swarms and will collect some solitary bee species. We do not need many polistes and collect what we need from stops that we are removing something else from. We do not make separate stops for them. Honey bee swarms are collected while they are still exposed hanging on something. We do not remove established honeybee hives from walls or inside a tree for free. Some solitary bees can have large numbers infesting a house or area of ground. We are interested in these and can sometimes set up nesting places for them.
The season starts in early to late March with some species of bumble bee queens establishing their nests. Bumble bees use the material left by birds in a bird house, an old mouse nest or often  the insulation in the wall to construct what looks like a mouse nest. This insulates the actual nest of eggs, larvae, and pupa in the center. By late March/early April these nests will have a work force that starts foraging for food. Bumble bee nests are relocated to farms where they are used to pollinate the crops. Bumble bees are used to pollinate several crops. Bumble bees fly at cooler temperatures then most other bees will, pollinating the flowers when honeybees need warmer conditions to fly. There are several species found in the Puget Sound region. Most bumble bee nests will be depleted and over by June or July (early nester). In May and early June the yellow hornets (aerial yellow jacket) start their nests. These are the globe-like nests seen on eaves and in trees or bushes. Yellow hornet nests are normally depleted and over by August. In late June and through July the bald-faced hornet and concealed-nesting yellow jackets start their nests. These nests can run through September, October and sometimes November. They all have annual nests and only the polistes wasps and some bumble bees will reuse a nest.