How To Handle a Beehive on Your Property

how to handle a bee hive

how to handle a bee hive

Warmer weather means outdoor barbeques, baseball games and dips in the pool. But it can also mean swarming bees and beehives! When you are startled by an unexpected hive or frightened by a huge swarm, you will probably wonder how to handle the situation safely and without getting a nasty bee sting. 

Honey bees are valuable pollinators, so you should never consider trying to kill them. Many conservation agencies, beekeepers and live bee removal experts are working tirelessly to stop the unfortunate decline of honey bees. There are plenty of resources out there to help you if you’re not sure how to remove your swarm or beehive. Don’t resort to exterminating these amazing little creatures! 

So, what steps should you take if you find a beehive in or around your home or a swarm on your property?  At D-Tek Live Bee Removal, we want to help you handle any bee situation safely and humanely. Here are some tips for handling your next bee visitors. 

Tips for Handling Beehives on Your Property

Give them some space. 

Honey bees are generally pretty docile unless they sense that their hive or queen is in danger. It is never a good idea to poke a beehive or to throw objects such as rocks or baseballs at them. Keeping a safe distance from a hive will decrease the chances of an unwelcome sting or being chased by angry bees.  

Allergic? Stay away!

Anyone who is allergic to bee stings should definitely steer clear of a beehive. In fact, it is also smart to bring your pets inside too. Swarms of bees generally don’t bother humans or animals, since they don’t have a hive to protect. But as we mentioned, bees in a hive have a lot at stake so they can get angry when provoked.   

Where’s the hive?  

Sometimes the sight of a large number of bees buzzing around is the only sign that there is a hive located on your property. It is important to find the exact location of the hive so you can identify where the bees are coming from and then avoid that area. If the hive is somewhere in your home, be sure to avoid blocking access to the hive. This could encourage the bees to migrate to other areas of your home, causing more damage and hassle.  

Say no to spray.  

Whatever you do, do not spray the hive with any chemicals, pesticides or anything that will harm the bees. These chemicals are bad for the continued growth of the bee population.

Call the professionals at D-Tek Live Bee Removal.  

Bee removal is a difficult and dangerous job. That’s why it’s important to call the professionals. In order to remove them humanely, you need a team of experts that know how to handle bees and mitigate any potential harm and damage because of them. Plus, when it’s not done properly, bees are likely to come back. 

Benefits of Hiring D-Tek for Your Live Bee Removal Needs 

D-Tek has been in the live bee removal business for over 15 years, so we know what they are doing. Not only can we rehome your honey bees with a local beekeeper, but we can also help you repair any damage that the bees have caused. The techniques we use ensure that bees won’t come back to the same place twice, so you can have peace of mind knowing that they won’t come back. 

If you are in need of live bee removal in San Diego or San Diego County, you should call D-Tek Live Bee Removal today. Our skilled team of live bee removal experts will give you a free, custom quote for your specific situation. 

We love to help our customers safely remove bees from their properties, homes or businesses. Give us a call today!