“And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,” (Ephesians 4:11-15, NASB95)

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.