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 Douglasville 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 Douglasville 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 Douglasville GA.
Sustaining the Honeybee
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.
Tips to Remove Bees
There are approximately 20,000 species of bees around the world on almost all continents except for Antarctica. While some people consider them an annoyance bees do play the part of pollinators in our ecosystem. Bees also make beeswax and honey. For some people they are allergic to bee stings and if they get stung, it can cause itching, swelling, and if not treated it could cause death. This is why some people want beehive removal if the hives are near their home. To ensure that it done correctly and safely it is advised that you have a professional do the removal or you can do it yourself.
Beehives consist of hexagonal cells that are densely packed and made of beeswax. Normally they will make their home in an empty space that is enclosed like a wide crack in the wall or foundation of buildings in [post_name], the hollow of a tree and other openings. One way to find the hive is to watch to see if bees are swarming around a particular location but you should do this late in the evening or in the early morning before the sun rises. The reason is that bees are diurnal insects, which means they are active during the day. During the early spring or late winter, the population of bees in the hive will be low so this is also another good time to do beehive removal.
You will need to use a good insecticide to kill the bees, which experts recommend insecticide dust. Once you are ready, make sure that you are wearing protective clothing. It is advisable to wear clothing that are light colored and has a smooth texture. You will need to protect your face, which a beekeeper's veil will do along with wearing leather gloves. Make sure that when you go near the hive you are not wearing any scented product on your body like perfumes or scented deodorants.
When you are ready, you need to spray a thick layer of insecticide dust on the hive, especially in the opening. Keep your distance because some bees will come out. To eliminate all the bees it may require another application of insecticide. Once the bees are all dead, the next step to beehive removal is to take and burn the hive. If you do not burn it put it in a trash bag, tightly tie the bag, and then get rid of it. Clean the area with soapy water, and seal the area so the bees cannot infest the area again. Having to use insecticides, wear protective clothing, and safely destroy and dispose of the hive are three good reasons why you should have a professional do the beehive removal. If you have an allergy to bees hire a professional beekeeper in [post_name] GA.