A large number of bees swarming in a tree in your garden or around your home can be frightening, particularly if they establish a hive within the framework of your house. However, bee swarms and nests can be safely managed if you follow careful procedures and receive proper help.
Swarming is the honey bee’s way of colony reproduction. The old queen and half of the worker bees leave their original nest and pursue a new home, typically in the spring but occasionally at other times of the year when local conditions permit. To start the process, certain worker bees, called scouts begin to search the surrounding area for a possible new nesting site even before the swarm leaves its colony.
While they may look frightening, bees that are swarming and carrying honey from their old hive are much less defensive or likely to sting than they would be if they were protecting brood at the old hive. They shouldn’t pose much danger if left undisturbed but will sting of provoked.
The need for handling bee swarms or hives depends on the location and whether the bees are creating a hive. Swarms moving on without establishing a hive aren’t a concern. However, bees establishing a colony in a home need to be removed.
Though honey bees can be destroyed in place inside buildings by using pesticides that are branded for killing bees inside of structures, this removal choice frequently leads to undesirable costs. If the adult bees drop into a big pile, they might hold their body moisture and rot in place creating a very bad odor. Liquid from the decomposing mass frequently penetrates the structure, leading to costly replacements.
Before taking the steps to eliminate bees, contact us where our trained specialists will come to your house and provide a free examination of the area. If we do find evidence that there are swarms of bees, we will take the necessary steps for the removal.