The Do’s and Don’ts of Beehives

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So, you have a beehive on your property—now what?  Sure, there are many things that you can do to take care of it, but there are multiple things that you should and absolutely should not do to remove the hive.  Join us in our latest blog as we tell you some of the things that you need to keep in mind when dealing with a beehive! 

DON’T burn down the hive

While the Internet is great in giving you access to tips and tricks that you would otherwise not find, this tip is definitely one that you need to steer clear from.  While fire is a way to kill the bees in a hive, it should not mean that you should turn to fire as your preferred method of bee removal. Not only do you put your property at significant risk of also catching fire, but there is also a very real chance that burning the hive will not solve your bee problems.  Fire, by itself, will not kill all of the bees inside, leading to some very angry bees (who will no doubt chase you down) and will start the process of building another hive elsewhere on your property. For bees, stinging you is a death sentence for them, but you better believe that they will take the chance if you happen to light fire to the hive.

DO be cautious when around the hive

Some bees, like honeybees and carpenter bees, are pretty friendly overall, but that should not be taken as an open invitation to hang out around the hive.  Some bees may confuse you for a threat, and the last thing you want to for you, your family members, or your pets being stung. So, steer clear of the hive the best you can.  If the bee is pretty close to your property and you can’t really get away, don’t freak out is a bee happens to land on you; the flailing around may be enough to provoke the critter.  Instead, just gently blow on that bee on your arm and they should fly away without much fuss.

DON’T go after the hive with a baseball bat

Ah, another classic way to get rid of a beehive.  So simple to solve the problem, but so dangerous by being in close to the fallen hive.  Depending on your swing, you could get it down in one crack at it, but then you will have the problem of dozens of bees swarming your way.  We don’t know about you, but we don’t think that spending a day recovering from dozens of bee sings is a day well spent. Yes, the video may be great, but please, don’t do this.

DO bring in the professionals for removal

There is just no denying it—turning to the professionals to remove a beehive is the safest and most efficient way to go about it.  Thanks to expert knowledge of dealing with bees and the latest advances in safety equipment and professional products, you can be assured that a professional pest control company will take the beehive down safely, humanely, and swiftly, with no stragglers left to annoy you later on.

If you happen to have a beehive on your property, give us a call today for a free quote!

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