“This is the main difference between the Gospel and philosophy. Although the philosophers speak on the subject of morals splendidly and with praiseworthy ability, yet all the embellishment which shines forth in their precepts is nothing more than a beautiful superstructure without a foundation, for by omitting principles, they propound a mutilated doctrine, like a body without a head.” Paul [in Romans 12:1-2] lays down the principle from which all the parts of holiness flow.” John Calvin

Bee Removal From Our Roof

The bees were living in our roof for several years. They entered and exited through the eve of the roof. The location of the hive was above our heads in our master bedroom. Ocassionally it would be difficult to fall asleep because we could hear the bees buzzing around in the ceiling. Usually the activity was worse in the summer, so we could comfortably turn on the ceiling fan to drown out the sound of the bees.

However, recently, they had somehow created a hole in the ceiling and began flying into our bedroom. I temporarily plugged the hole with expandable foam sealant. But this was the tipping point that prompted me to call Abe Rodriguez, a local bee removal expert, to remove the bees.

This video shows the process of removal from the roof. They opened the roof, sucked up the bees into a holding container, removeed the hive, cleaned-up the remains and sprayed to prevent bees from returning, filled the space with insulation to further prevent bees from taking recidence here, and then replaced the roof. They did a great job and you could hardly tell the the roof was ever opened in the first place.

The hive was well established and an estimated 30lbs of honey and honeycomb and ~50,000 bees.