About the Bee Man

Personal Info

Meet Hans

Hans Steenpoorte, a professional beekeeper  and award winning honey producer, has been removing bees from homes and business's  around Johannessburg for more than 25 years.

Doing  all the jobs himself, Hans is able to provide expert service on your bee problem. He is a very friendly, bee loving,  kind of guy and stores a wealth of knowledge about anything bee related. Feel free to call him directly to answer any queries relating to bees or your bee problem

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Bee Related Services

Bee Removals

Bees are removed in the following areas: JOHANNESBURG - NORTHERN SUBURBS, SANDTON, RANDBURG ,EDENVALE, KEMPTON PARK, MIDRAND & CENTURION

The Honey Jar

Hans'RAW Honey can be bought directly from him.The honey is NOT Heated or filtered and is produced from his own bee hives. No honey is bought in from other sources.

Queen B

We have available to the public three propolis products:propolis tincture; propolis balm and propolis lip balm.

Contact

For Bee Removals, please CALL ME DIRECT on 083 647 6232 or Gean on 083 448 4851. If you are interested in purchasing honey or propolis products please use the contact form below. Thank You.

About the African Bee & how to remove bees

The Basic rule of thumb with bees is this, I don’t disturb them they won’t disturb me. Yes, it is true that bees if left unattended for a long time can become very aggressive. Just going near a hive that has occupied a space for a long period of time can become aggressive quite easily. The reason for this is because bees have one objective in life producing and protecting their brood and their honey. The larger the colony, the more inclined they are to become aggressive.

Don’t be fooled by what some people call killer bees. The truth is, the killer bee, is the name given by American Popular culture to our very own home-grown South African Bee. Our bee, the African Honey Bee, to a large extent is a lot more aggressive than the European or American counterparts, it is also a lot more hard working. The African honey bee was first introduced to Brazil in the 1950s in an effort to increase honey production, but in 1957, 26 swarms accidentally escaped quarantine and since then have spread throughout South and Central America and arriving in North America in 1985, they continue to spread to this day. Because the African Bee is so hard working, their colony's become larger faster and hence more aggressive. Americans were not used to the more aggressive africanized bee and because people did not know how to handle them, many people got attacked, hence the name African Killer bee.

Getting rid of bees is something that should be done by a professional. Getting rid of them yourself could be dangerous. In short, the manner of getting rid of bees depends largely on where bees have decided to form their colony and produce honey. As an example, if the bees have hived in a movable object, then it would be a matter of removing the object from site. However if bees have formed a hive in a fixed building, for example, an air brick under the bath or cavity wall, then relocation becomes very difficult. Here is where expense vs practicality come into play. The only way to safely relocate the swarm of bees would be to break open the wall. The most practical option is to fumigate them.