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 Toccoa 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 Toccoa 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 Toccoa GA.
Tips for Beehive Removal
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.
Bee Removal From Your Home
These are the factors that determine the cost of bee removal in [post_name] GA and what you should look for in the way of a permanent and ecological solution. Grab a pencil because you will want to jot these points down and convey them to your bee technician when you call him for a estimate. Here we go.
The main factors that determine the cost of bee removal are:
- How big is the space where they are inhabiting?
- How long have they been there?
- How high off the ground are they?
- How aggressive are your bees?
How big is the space?
Bees will grow until they reach their limits. When they reach that limit they will instinctively begin to feed Royal Jelly to a bee larva and produce another queen. The new queen will remain and the old queen will fly off with half the worker bees and start a new home. So be careful, that could mean that you end up with 2 or more new colonies to remove! Bees divide from 3 to 13 times per year! If the space where your bees are residing is small they will divide more often but if they are in a big space those bees will continue to build their colony until its quite large. So it's easy to see that more time, in a bigger space, will more likely mean you will have a big bee colony to remove. Most companies will give you a best case and worse case estimate of costs based on the "history" of infestation. Lets talk a little about spaces.
The last factor is something that has grown to be a consideration in recent years with the arrival of the African Killer bee, so called. These are honey bees that have a very aggressive nature and they will hybridize with our domestic bees and make a more aggressive bee. If the bees are too aggressive then more care and greater pains must be made to make sure your situation is being handled quickly and safely including the need for your bee technician to spend more time in a hot bee suit, this potentially can add to the over all price of resolving your bee issues. Its important to note that very few bees are so aggressive that they need to be destroyed. So please, if you can, consider live bee removal and save the bees.