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.
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.
The Life of Honey Bees
Most people are not an expert on beehive removal or bee removal in [post_name]. When the homeowner discovers a hive most are worried about being stung and will just leave it be. It is advisable that if you find a beehive on your [post_name] property call a professional to look at. The reason is that even a small hive can become a nuisance quickly, especially around springtime. At this time, they are going out to find a new home and lay eggs. The queen bee can produce thousands of eggs every day and continually reproduce during the warm months. That tiny hive could double or triple in size and by midsummer, there could be twenty thousand bees in the hive. The hive has everything that the needs for survival, which includes pollen, honey, worker bees, and larvae. The small hive may only weigh a few pounds but if it is an established and active beehive, there could be over one hundred pounds of honey in the combs. As you can see this type of hive can make beehive removal potentially messy and more difficult.
During the summer when the temperature starts to rise, the beehive will rely on the bees to help keep the wax inside the hive cool. If the hive is left alone for any reason, the wax can start to melt and cause the hive to collapse. Attempting to move its contents and hive can be costly and difficult. With any beehive removal the sooner the problem is taken care of the less complicated and expensive it will be.
If you have no experience removing a beehive it is best to call a professional as they have the tools and protective coverings to do the job so they do not get stung.