Honey bees will normally build a hive in an open covered area of your building where there is no insulation. If you believe you have a hive of honey bees in your Rocky Face home more than likely they are in between the floors of your home. Our process for removing the honey bees is to go into the hive from underneath keeping your repair bill down with only drywall repair.
Even though the honey bees are entering your Rocky Face home at one place does not mean that is where the beehive is. They can travel behind the wall all the way up to the soffit.
It helps if you can take pictures of the area they are entering your home and send them to us. We can do a lot of assessment with your pictures before we arrive. We will ask you questions when we call about the structure so we can be ready with the tools needed to do the bee removal job properly in Rocky Face GA.
The Life of Honey Bees
Honey bees are some of the most fascinating and productive insects that most people are likely to encounter in their day-to-day lives. They pollinate our flowers and crops, and provide honey for the breakfast table. Unfortunately, bees are being threatened by diseases like Colony Collapse Disorder -- a mysterious die-off that has been in the news recently.
So when they move into unwanted spaces, it is important to safely remove them intact whenever possible. Let's take a look at the life of a honey bee colony, and what to do if you encounter honey bees that need to be removed.
Honey bee hives
A bee hive is organized around the life of the queen bee who is the parent of every bee in the colony. All of the bees in a hive are female, except for drones. Their job is simple -- mate with the queen to ensure the survival of the hive. One bee hive can contain up to 100,000 bees.
It is when bee colonies move into unwanted structures, particularly homes, that the situation can become more tricky. Bees prefer wooden structures that are sheltered from the elements, making houses a common destination. They tend to build under [post_name] home's eaves or inside the walls.
This type of removal is not always a free bee hive removal, since boards may need to be pried loose and replaced, and specialized equipment may be required. However, the outcome is usually good if the bees can be accessed.
Sustaining the Honeybee
Not every insect is a pest.
Honey bees - especially those cultivated by professional beekeepers - are quite possibly the most important beneficial insect species we have. There's more to it than just the honey, too. According to the USDA, roughly one-third of our diet is made up of crops that are pollinated by bees. Many plants wouldn't produce vegetables and fruit if it weren't for the work done by honey bees.
Unless there is a colony or hive located near people or pets, it's best to leave well enough alone and let the honey bees do their thing. If you find a hive in a spot that's troubling, a reliable exterminator can eliminate the colony or, in some cases, move it to a safer place.
With all that said, however, there are instances when bees can be a serious threat. "Killer" bees are not just a myth - they are a real phenomenon known as Africanized honey bees.
So how do you tell a normal honey bee and its hive from one that's Africanized? You can't, and that amplifies the danger. It's only been recently that state and federal officials have added Arkansas and Oklahoma to the list of areas that AHBs now inhabit. They were first found in southeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas in 2005, but they have steadily moved into broader areas of both states.
Today, you should consider any bee and its colony to be Africanized, just to be on the safe side. If you see a hive, move away quickly and contact a trusted pest management agency and your local county extension office. If you are stung, RUN and don't stop running until you are safely indoors or in some other enclosure, like your car.