Don’t Remove Beehives Yourself: Top Reasons Why

No one wants to be dealing with pests in and around their home. If you’ve found a swarm of bees hanging around your property, it may be an issue for you. Whether someone in your home is allergic to bee stings or you’re worried about them getting into your home, there are lots of reasons why you want to remove beehives.

As tempting as it is, you mustn’t move them yourself. You may think it’s easy, and there’s certainly plenty of advice about it online. However, you really must call on the experts to help you out. Here’s why.  

You Don’t Want To Risk Destroying The Hive. 

When people remove beehives, they often aren’t able or don’t care able saving the hive. But that is not the best approach. You want to preserve their home as much as possible. That’s because bee populations have been declining at an alarming rate in recent years. Bees are essential to the ecosystem, and without them, humans will be in big trouble.  

That’s because they’re pollinators, transferring pollen from one plant to another. When they do that, they allow plants and crops to reproduce. Without them, they can’t do that, so that affects our food supply. As such, you have to protect the bees on your property.  

Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to keep the bees there. They do still need to be moved but in the proper manner. If you try and move them along using pesticides or other homemade remedies, you risk killing bees or destroying their hive. That’s the last thing you want to do when they’re in so much danger.  

Instead, you want to call a professional to handle the situation. A pest control service will move the bees safely without causing them harm. That way, you have them taken off your property, and they can live somewhere safer for their hive. It’s a win/win situation for both of you.  

Bees Extremely Defensive

You need to know about bees because they’re highly defensive creatures. They will jump at the chance to defend the hive if they think they’re being threatened, and that’s bad news for you. If there’s ever a disturbance to the hive, they will aim to defend the queen inside. As such, they will come out and attack the threat – you. No one likes being stung, and they will keep attacking until you back away.  

They raise the alarm by releasing a pheromone, which will alert all the bees in the area. As such, if you try and come near, they won’t hesitate in defending themselves. As a side note, when they sting someone, they will die, as the stinger pulls out part of their organs—as such, attempting to remove them will reduce their numbers further, which is what you want to avoid. 

Bee Stings Are Highly Dangerous 

Of course, you don’t want bees to sting you as it’s painful, and you don’t want to deplete their numbers. You also want to avoid stings as they can be highly dangerous. One sting will create pain and swelling, but the venom in the sting in multiple will cause serious health concerns. Even if you’re not allergic, if you’re trying to move a hive yourself, you could undergo thousands of stings at once. That’s in both the short and the long term, so it just isn’t worth it.  

There’s also the fact that some are allergic to bee stings. If you try to move the hive, you may not know that you’re allergic. If you are and you get stung, the consequences can be pretty dire. For example, you can experience skin reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the tongue and throat, and so on. As you can see, if not treated quickly, this can have severe repercussions for you. As such, it’s just not worth trying to remove beehives yourself; why risk your safety?  

Bees Are Relentless In Their Attack 

You probably already want to leave those bees alone, as they attack quickly and can cause you serious harm. It’s also worth remembering that they can and will keep up the attack for a long time. They’re relentless as protecting their hive is their primary goal. They’ll go to great lengths to keep it safe.  

There’s a common myth that bees will leave you alone if you jump into the water. You certainly can do that, but bees will hover over the water, waiting for you to come back up. Once you do, they’ll go for your face first as it’s the first available part of you.  

You actually can outrun them if you’re a fast runner, as they fly at around 15 mph. However, they keep going for a long time, so you’ll need to run far. There have been plenty of stories of bees being dogged in their pursuit of threats. For example, there’s a report of a swarm of bees following a car for two whole days because they thought their queen was inside.  

As such, you don’t want to deal with angry bees. They’re not going to leave you alone once you touch them, so it’s best to stay away.  

What To Do With A Hive? 

If you have a hive of bees on your property, the best thing is to call an expert to help you. They’ll be able to move them safely, keeping the hive intact and saving the bees inside. They’ll have all the right equipment and protective wear so that they can do this safely. They’ll then move the bees to a safe location, so the animals are safe, and your home is free from bees buzzing around.  

As you can see, bees are quite dangerous when threatened. The last thing you want to do is make an enemy of the hive, so instead, call an expert to help you, it’s safer and more environmentally friendly, and you’ll still be able to remove them from your home.

Remove beehives the smart way; hire a professional.

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