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3 Deadly Bee Removal Mistakes To Avoid

Bee removal can be a dangerous and even life-threatening process if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Every year, all over the United States, people become victims to serious bee stings, simply because they attempted to remove a hive without having any prior experience or knowledge on how to do it the right way.

  • If you have a hive of bees on your property, then it’s understandable that you’d want to do something about it. Tens of thousands of bees can live in just one hive – and if the bees see you as a threat, then they WILL take action.


  • If you or your children are allergic to bee stings, then the sight of a hive can be even scarier. You don’t want anyone to get seriously hurt, so you’ll do almost anything to get rid of the bees.


  • But if you don’t hire an expert to handle the situation, then you could end up with an even bigger problem on your hands.


Don’t take the risk of injuring yourself or someone else by attempting bee removal yourself.  Using an expert will ensure that the bees are completely removed, quickly and safely, so that no one gets hurt.

3 “Deadly” Bee Removal Mistakes

Before we review some of the right ways to solve your bee problem, let’s look at some of the wrong ways. No matter how many bees you have or how serious the situation is, you should absolutely avoid these common mistakes:

–  Swatting at the hive with a stick or broom.
Many people make the mistake of assuming that they can solve their bee problem by knocking the hive onto the ground. While it’s true that destroying the nest is generally an important step to bee removal   it’s also the most dangerous aspect if it’s not done the right way.

Swatting at a hive with any object will merely disturb the bees and severely increase the risk of your being stung hundreds of times in just seconds. Even if the nest doesn’t look active, there could be thousands of bees living inside. Do NOT take any chances!

–  Spraying an insect killer at the hive.
Anybody who has ever used an insect repellent to try to kill a swarm of bees knows how dangerous and ineffective this is. Up to 50,000 bees can live in a single hive, and your small can of bug spray will only hit a fraction of them before hundreds more swarm you and sting you. Leave the spray for ants and spiders. Don’t disturb the hive!

–  Covering the hive with a trash can, bag or other container.
It’s great that you want to capture the bees without killing them, but this isn’t the right way to do it. While you may be able to trap a few bees, you will likely be swarmed immediately. It may sound comical, but this is a method that many people attempt every year, before experiencing the disastrous consequences.


The Right Way to Handle Bee Removal

The only smart and safe way to remove bees, wasps and hives is to hire an expert. By calling the Bee Removal Specialists  at (888) 585-7087, you can have your bees removed quickly and effectively – without the risk of anyone getting hurt. In fact, we often remove bees on the very same day that you call.

As professional beekeepers, we know how to capture bees without killing them, either by vacuuming them with a bee vac or placing them in a bee box. We use all the proper equipment to ensure safety for everyone, and we will remove all remnants of the nest as well.

Before you make the mistake of trying to solve your bee problem by yourself, give us a call today. We are happy to answer your questions, provide professional expertise, and remove the bees from your property!


Call (888) 585-7087  to talk to a bee professional now.


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