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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford GA.
Bee Removal Methods
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.
Bee Removal Methods
Bees are beneficial insects in [post_name]. They generally will not sting unless bothered. If no one in your household is allergic to bees, it is best to leave them alone. If there is an infestation of bees, you can use several approaches for bee removal. It is important that you make sure that it is bees and not wasps because the techniques to get rid of the infestation differ. When doing bee removal, there are two basic options.
Humane bee removal
This method is usually recommended because of them being beneficial to the ecosystem. To use this method you will need to call in a [post_name] beekeeper. During this process of bee removal, the queen bee and all the worker bees are moved into a box and then the hive is removed. This is done during the evening when the bees are less active and more bees are in the hive. When the hive is removed all of the honey and beeswax must be removed. If not other bees may be attracted to the area and you will face the same problem over again. What attract other bees are the lingering bee pheromones. The [post_name] beekeeper will move the bees to a new location and set up with a new hive.
To dispose of the beehive properly once all the bees are dead you can place it in a plastic garbage bag, tie it securely, and put in a garbage can with a tight lid. If you have an area where you can burn things you could also burn the hive. Once you have cleaned the area watch to make sure that no more bees try to build a hive or nest there. If you notice the start of a new nest or hive there, knock it down before it becomes a problem.