Hive removal is a delicate process that requires the skill of a trained and experienced bee specialist.
Far too often, people who have bee hives or wasps nests on their property try to tackle the problem themselves. But without the proper tools or knowledge of how bee colonies work, you run a very high risk of getting badly stung if you attempt to remove the hive yourself.
But if the hive is close to your living space, inside your house, or near your place of business, then you probably have many concerns right now. You fear that one of your family members or your customers will get hurt. And if that person is allergic to being stung, then the consequences could be far more dire.
So, what’s the best way to solve your bee problem and have the hive removed before someone gets injured? First and foremost: call a professional to take care of the problem right away!
But for added safety and precaution, here are a few things you should know about bee hive removal which will help you to understand how it works and what to do while you wait for experts to arrive.
What You Must Know about Bee Hive Removal
Variety of methods, depending on the situation.
No two bee hives are exactly the same, and therefore every bee problem requires a certain method of hive removal. Depending on what stage of formation the colony is in, the situation may call for a bee vac, a lure hive, a special cone-shaped trap, bee boxes or other solutions.
In addition to how “old” the hive is, the location also determines how the bees will be removed. While some hives may be easily within reach, others may be high up in trees, or within the walls of your house. Each situation will influence which methods are used, which is why it’s so important to hire an expert.
Up to 50,000 bees in one hive.
A typical hive can be home to 30,000 to 50,000 bees – but don’t let those numbers intimidate you. Hive removal can generally be done in just one day. An experienced bee control professional will remove all the bees and destroy the hive, quickly and safely.
Do your best to not disturb the hive.
Bees are actually amazing creatures that play a very important role in nature and the produce we eat. They are also generally harmless unless you do something that makes you appear as a threat. If you can avoid the hive altogether until a professional arrives, then there is very little chance that you will be harmed. Keep a safe distance from the bees, and inform your family to do the same.
Why hive removal is essential.
Bees typically don’t re-use the same hive from season to season, but it’s still very important that the hive is removed if it’s in your home. The properties of a honey bee hive cause it to ferment and soak into walls and other structures, causing permanent stains and damage. This is why you should always have the hive removed along with the bees.
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If you have a hive on your property, call us today and we’ll send out one of our skilled specialists to fix the situation – often within just hours after speaking with us.
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How do I find the right bee removal company? Here are some important questions to ask.
1. Do you have experience removing bees from a wall?
Removing honeybees from a wall requires carpentry experience. A novice beekeeper can cause more damage than good if they are not experts in carpentry.
2. What is the process of removing bees from a wall?
An experienced beekeeper will identify the location of the bees with an infrared camera, use a smoker to calm the bees, use a bee vacuum and other professional tools to remove the honeybees safely, extract the hive, clean the affected area, apply pesticide to deter honeybees from returning to the empty hive, fill the open area with insulation and replace the wall with the original material whenever possible.
3. Do you have pictures of honeybee removals from walls?
Trustworthy honeybee removal companies will have plenty of pictures. Choose a company that has more than just a few examples.
4.How long have you been a beekeeper?
Because there are many species of bees, a beekeeper must have extensive knowledge of the different techniques to safely and effectively remove the bees.
5. How long have you been in business?
Make sure they have a valid business license and have many years of experience in the bee removal field.
6. Do you have references?
A reputable bee removal company will have good ratings online on platforms such as Google. Be wary of businesses that have too few good reviews. Itâ€™s not unusual for novice companies to ask friends and family to create favorable reviews.
7. Do you guarantee your work?
Read the warranty or guarantee agreement carefully. A good bee removal company will warranty a removal requiring a repair for at least a year.
8. Do you have insurance?
Some companies operate with little or no insurance. Companies should have both liability and workmanâ€™s compensation insurance. This is a good precaution against accidents caused by bee smokers causing fires or beekeepers falling from roofs or trees.
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DO call a professional immediately.
This is the single most important step of bee removal! If you have a bee problem, it’s imperative that you use a professional bee removal expert to fix the situation for you. Their experience, knowledge and skills enable them to effectively remove the bees, quickly and safely, ensuring that no one gets hurt…