Bee Hive Removal
Most people are not an expert on beehive removal or bees. 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 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.
Ways To Remove Bee Hive
Depending on the size and location of the beehive, there are different ways in which to remove it. Professionals would prefer to relocate the hive and not harm the bees inside but this is easier to do with a smaller hive. For hives that have spread into spaces that are hard to reach or are too large relocation may not be possible. If the hive cannot be relocated but is not located where someone could be stung the professional may wait until winter to do a beehive removal. The reason to wait this long is that most of the bees have moved to other locations or have died because they have a short life span. Even a hive that was full to capacity and then abandoned it usually still holds honey along with other substances between the wax. This honey will attract other animals and insects to the location or the honey can ferment. This can cause you to deal with a secondary infestation.
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.