Beehive Removal; A professional job
Article by Russ Bradbury
A beehive just outside your home is not a comfortable spot to be in. With such a thing in your backyard, your first option is probably to contact an local authority and have the hive eradicated. However you can do the beehive removal yourself, that is if you are prepared to do it. It’s not an easy job but don’t assume that you can’t do it. What are the procedures? Well, first, make sure that you have the proper protection gear. That means have everything very near by or with you. Remember, these tiny flying can sting you, which in worst case scenario can cause allergic reactions. Your personal protection gear should include thick gloves and thick protective clothing, something that will create a barrier from the potential bee stings. One tip is to remove the beehive after dark, as this is when the bees are less active. Create smoke under the hive to force the bees out. If the beehive is very large, you may grab a hose and scare those little nasties away. Others think that burning the entire hive is enough, but this is not best practice. Bees are a crucial factor in the habitat. Without bees and beehives there would be no means of pollination or natural honey! And we know that pollination is an element to our local environment, particularly to flowers, plants, trees and honey on toast.
Many people won’t like the thought of the beehive removal job too much – because, you know, what could happen – you could consult with the local community and create a designated bee zone. This bee zone is an area where bees can come to and create their hives thereby reducing the likeliness of going into domestic housing area’s for their hive residence. Plant a lot of blooming flowers in that area so the bees will stay happy and busy. If the bees are not productive, they can create another hive somewhere else, probably at another neighbours house. Flowers that attract bees are daisies, chrysanthemum, hollyhocks, impatiens and butterfly bush. For the actual hives, place some boards and flat rocks somewhere in the zone.
Beehive removal is potentially a hazardous task. Many amateurs have had luck when removing the bees, often killing them off in the process. To be proficient in this method you’ll have to get to the doorway to the beehive and spray a bee killing agent into it. If the inhabiting bees inside are killed off, you can just come up and take off the hive by hand. Though that is one of the recommendations by some so called experts, it should be reiterated that bees are social workers, too. They do become dangerous when threatened. Also it should be noted, bees are responsible for 80% of pollination within our natural habitat. The advice here is to kill them only when necessary. Another method of beehive removal is to create a habitat that is unwanted by bees. If your house is continually subject to bees, don’t plant flowers. Flowers naturally encourage the bees. Find cracks and voids on the outside of your residence in which bees can create their hives. Employ a contractor where necessary to make the necessary home improvements and don’t allow any crevices uncovered. If you recently had a bee visit, lure them out – or kill them IF absolutely necessary then putty any holes up.
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