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How To Get Rid of Bees Nest

Bees can be quite annoying when you are doing the two most important things in your day – eating and sleeping. The constant buzzing and sitting on the nose really brings out the worst side in you. To an outsider, we are flapping our hands around and acting like a lunatic with a savage look on our face. Why? Because bees are damn persistent and don’t give up until they have stung you.

If you are wondering something along the lines of, “how harmful can these bees be?” then, you haven’t watched the episode of Tom getting stung by bees. Well… it’s not that bees will form a rocket and blast you with it but you get the meaning. A disturbed bee’s nest can take be borderline fatal. Proceed with caution when handling a nest.

About Bees and Bees Nest

There are 20,000 known species of bees. In our life, we are mostly subjected to a few, which include the common household bee, stingless bee, and the honey bee. Bees live in a hive, which you can mostly spot hanging from a tree.

These hives are dangerous to handle. A traditional hive is one where the bees make their own honeycombs inside and adhere to the rules set by the queen bee.

Here’s an interesting fact – a hive contains the queen bee, the drone, and the worker bee. The queen bee and the worker bees are female but only the queen lays eggs. On the other hand, all drones are male and have only one task: they are there for the process of mating with the queen.

The worker bees are responsible for collecting all the nectar, keeping the colony alive and feeding their offspring and other worker bees.

If a queen bee is killed, a colony rarely survives.

Steps to Get Rid of a Bee’s Nest

It’s not like you can spot the queen bee and kill it to get rid of the nest. The removal of a bee nest requires great care and patience. If disturbed, a bee can chase a person for more than ¼ mile.

The removal can be handled in two ways – owning to the weather and conditions, you can either relocate the nest or destroy it completely after killing the bees.

Before proceeding with the removal, make sure you are not allergic to bee stings. The venom passed through a bee sting will cause problems such as difficulty in breathing, swelling of the throat or lips, vomiting, diarrhea, tightness of throat, low blood pressure, and lightheadedness if you’re allergic.

Here are five steps you need to follow if you are considering removing a bee nest:

Step #1: Wear Protective Gear

If you are irritated by one bee, imagine coming face to face with hundreds of them. This is why, it is important that you wear appropriate clothing when attempting to get rid of a bees nest. Wear a smooth and light colored overall coat. Bees get aggravated due to rough clothing textures and dark colors. Next is the veil and hat worn by beekeepers and leather gloves.

Step #2: Wait for the Right Time

Bees are more active in warmer weather, which means that you cannot get rid of a bee nest during the summer. The best time do this would be in late winter when they are less active. However, this is still not the right opportunity. In the morning, the bees are busy collecting nectar, which means that until the afternoon, they would be revolving around their nest. In the evening, they are all drained out and the queen bee is down for the night laying eggs. This is the perfect opportunity for you to strike and get them in a defenseless state.

Step #3: Locate the Beehive

Even if it’s in plain sight, bee nest removal can be quite difficult. If the nest is positioned between several branches it will be impossible to remove it without any sudden movements. You need a steady hand and unrestricted movements to destroy the nest or the bees might swarm out.

Step #4: Confusing the Bees

Beekeepers use a smoke gun to temporarily confuse the bees, so that they can relocate their nest easily. While smoking the nest, make sure you are not wearing any cologne, perfume, after-shave, or deodorant. The bees will mistake the smell with a flower’s scent and attack you.

Step #5: Use an Insecticide

Are you ready to do this prepped with all the necessary equipments? Once you have worn the gear, use a ladder to reach the nest. From a safe distance, spray insecticide (We suggest Wasp Freeze Aerosol)  inside and over the hive. Spray generously, until you see no bees’ coming out. Gently cut down the nest and wrap it in a bag. Destroy the nest and make sure there are no signs of it left on the tree or another colony will use it to build a new nest.

While it’s easy to handle a bee or two, a colony can prove quite dangerous. If at any point you feel that you cannot do this on your own, then its better you stop and seek help from a family member. This process requires you to be calm and have a steady hand. Being aggravated that the process is not going the way it was supposed to can aggravate the bees too.

Conclusion

Bees flying around is enough of a worry but if they’ve created a nest then it’d be an especially problematic issue if you are allergic to bee stings. With the help of these steps, you can get rid of bees off of your property. If you need more bee help, reach out to us at 800-479-6583, email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or live chat with an expert online who can give you suggestions unique to your situation.

 

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