Bee Removal: 6 Simple Steps For BeeHive Removal. (128)

Honey Beehive removal sounds like a fearsome view, but it doesn’t like this. You have to be aware of a few important things and follow some steps with care in order to have a successful bee hive removal. Although bees are very useful insects and capable to produce honey, but sometimes it may be necessary to remove it if the hive is in an unexpected place. Some types of bees other than honey bee, such as carpenter bee, yellow jacket bee etc. are also need to be removed. Read and learn about bee removal and how to remove bee hives in very simple and easiest ways. Please be careful & adhere to the tips and warning given below.

Beehive Removal In 6 Easy Steps

Step 1. Protect Yourself

Remember, always safety first. Protect yourself before attempting to honey bee removal mission. Wear a complete bee clothing or bee suit. Usually professional beehive removers wear light and smooth textured clothing. You have to do so as bees are very annoyed with dark color and rough clothing. Beekeeper’s veil, leather hand gloves, leather shoes, smoker are also essential for bee hive removal.

Veil will keep your eyes, nose, head and face safe from bee stings. Hand gloves and shoes will protect your hands and legs. Smoker will calm the bees and make them less likely to sting.

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You can buy here a complete suit: NATURAL APIARY or BEEKEEPING SUIT – Choose any from several colors – LARGE – Complete, Full, All-in-One – Fencing Veil – Easy to Wear & Remove – Bee Proof Seals – for Professional & Beginner Beekeepers.

*Tips: Never use any perfume, cologne, after-shave lotion, scented deodorant in your body or clothing. These scents may confuse the bees as flavor of flower and attract them to come in touch of your body.

Step 2. Make Sure You Aren’t Allergic to Bee sting

Whether or not you have other allergies, you should not have allergic to bee stings. If you have so, the bee venom can cause serious problem like swelling of the lips or throat, sleeping difficulty, diarrhea, vomiting, and so on. For highly allergic peoples, it can be more serious. If you experience an allergic reaction of bee sting, it’s better to leave it to the professional bee hive remover.

Unfortunately if you get bee sting, there is a remedy here: Twist Up Balm – On the Go Stick – Skin Soothing Pain, Itch Relief for Bug Bites, Bee Stings, Poison Ivy Cuts, Scrapes Bruises.

Step 3. Locate The Beehives before beehive removal

Find out the bee hives. Don’t forget to check the places like chimneys or walls. Check thoroughly your bird’s nest, pots, attic, trash, and in any other places they are suppose to be.

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Honey bees can nest in your walls, ceilings, trees, or any dark places, even in old rejected cars also. A beehive can hold 20 – 80 pounds of honey which can damage your walls or ceilings if not removed in early stage.

Chimneys are always the main target of bees to make their nest as they feel very safe and comfortable there. That’s why chimneys should be protected with screen. So, check your open chimneys if any.

Tips and Warning:

Wherever you see some bees are flying, you guess any beehive is there. You are recommended to remove it as soon as possible.
While removing the beehive, never try to do any sudden movement. Do it slowly with minimum movement, & intense caution.

Step 4. Best Time To Perform Beehive Removal

Remember, bees go out from hives at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Before leaving the hive, or after sleeping in hives is the best time to kill them successfully. If you try to kill them at day time, after killing them you’ll see many bees came back those who went outside. They will search their house, gather near the house and try to re-build their nest.

Try to kill them at late winter or early spring while the bee population is lower in hives. You can apply insecticide at late afternoon or early morning while all the bees are in hive or nest. Bees sleep in early morning and evening.

Step 5 – What To Use For Beehive Removal

Sevin is an insecticide & chemical that works very well. But you’ll have to apply several times to kill all the bees inside the nest/hive. You can use some professional insecticide also.

To find out the presence of beehive/nest located in the wall, hit a hammer in the wall and then you’ll hear the songs of bees all together if there is any beehives. Now you’ll need to make a hole from outside of the wall for applying insecticide to the hive.

Step 6 – How to approach?

After find out the location of beehive, wear the bee suit or protective clothes, veil, hand gloves, and shoes. Now you’re prepared to remove the first beehive. Always remember to take this action after late afternoon or before early morning for better result. Within these two periods you can expect all the bees are inside the hive and in sleeping condition or taking rest.

01. Spray insecticide

Spray the insecticide inside the beehive with intensive care and caution. You can find here to buy an insecticide: Wasp, Hornet, Insect Killer Spray – Fogger Bug Repellent, Indor & Outdoor Pest Control.

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02. Apply several times

Apply this process several times to ensure all the bees are killed.

03. Remove destroyed hive

After killing the bees, remove the destroyed hive/nest; so that, bees from neighbor colonies can’t try to re-organize the hive.

04. Keep inside plastic bag

Now all the dead bees and beehives put inside a plastic bag, tie it tightly and throw into a garbage trash.

05. Clean thoroughly

After removal of all above, clean well & thoroughly whole area with detergent and water.

06. Stop the entrance

Cap or stop all the entrances of the wall and seal these points to prevent bees tend to nest again.

07. Cover all vents

Cover all the vents and rain spouts with screen.

08. Seal all the holes

Also seal all the holes you bored on the wall and finally paint it matching with wall.

Resources of information

National Honey Board
American Honey Producers Association
American Bee Journal
The Pollination Home Page
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