If you’re looking for a quick, easy way to do honey bee removal yourself, then you may be in for a surprise.
Removing bees or an entire hive from a property is not a job for amateurs. And while you may be tempted to use a quick do-it-yourself method (several of which are reviewed below), you’ll have a very difficult time being successful, or stopping yourself from being stung, unless you use the right tools and have extensive knowledge on bee colonies and control.
The good news is: there is a much simpler way to have your bees removed quickly and safely: by calling a professional.
In as little as a few hours, a bee control expert can solve almost any bee problem, removing both the bees and the hive. Why risk getting stung (or causing others to be stung) when honey bee removal is that simple ?
Before you make a big mistake trying to fix the problem yourself, here are a few things you need to know about hive removal.
Honey Bee Removal – Important Things to Consider
Disturbing the hive will get you into trouble.
Causing any type of disturbance to a hive or the bees that live there will almost certainly result in your getting stung. The absolute best approach to honey bee removal, before hiring an expert, is simply leaving the bees alone.
Inform others to keep their distance.
Of course, leaving the hive alone isn’t always so easy when it’s in your house or in an area where people constantly walk or where kids play. That’s why it’s so important to call the professionals, so they can address the situation before someone gets hurt. But if the honey bees are not located in a busy area, then it’s best to simply stay away and inform others to do the same.
Don’t attempt to destroy the nest yourself.
You may be tempted to spray insect repellent at the hive, knock it down with a large object, throw large rocks at it, or perhaps spray it with the garden hose. However, none of these actions are good ideas. In most cases, you will simply increase the risk of being stung by several bees, and the hive will be left intact.
You’re dealing with more than a few bees.
Inside any given honey bee hive, there could be up to 50,000 bees. That’s why it’s so dangerous to attempt to remove the nest yourself. Only an experienced honey bee removal company has the proper equipment and expertise to address the problem without anyone getting hurt.
The bees don’t have to be killed.
Often, there’s little reason to exterminate all the bees in a hive, especially when they can be so valuable for the production of honey or helping pollinate farmers’ crops. A professional bee removal company will generally use a bee vac or special bee boxes to collect the bees, so they can be transferred to a bee apiary.
Dead bees attract other pests, and hives can damage structures.
When people have hives in their walls or other spaces in their home, they sometimes try to trap the bees inside, or spray the entry points with insect repellent. Beware: this creates a huge mess – potentially thousands of dead bees in your walls or throughout your home – and if the nest if left intact, it could cause permanent stains and other damage to your home. Dead bees also attract other pests, including mice, roaches and beetles.
Call the Honey Bee Removal Experts
The Bee Removal Specialist is your resource for fast, safe and thorough hive and honey bee removal.
Our team of specialists are also beekeepers, so we try to save the bees at every chance we get and move them to a local apiary.
We guarantee our work and are committed to solving any bee problem, large or small. Just give us a call and we’ll address the situation right away – often within just a few hours!
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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…