How to Remove a Beehive

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Finding a beehive on your property can be frustrating, intimidating, and scary. No matter how you’re feeling, it’s important for your family and the bees that you remove and relocate hives that are located in a high-traffic area to a safe place. (Bees are endangered, so relocation is the most responsible option.) You have two options: handle it yourself or contact a pest professional to remove it.¬†While hiring a professional is the safest way to approach this problem, it is possible to relocate a beehive on your own.

How to Remove a Beehive

First, Think about Your Health and Safety

If you have never been stung by a bee before, confirm with your doctor that you are not allergic. If you have been stung before and didn’t have a reaction, you likely aren’t allergic. However, remember that there are many stinging insects, and it may not have been a bee that stung you.

Get the Right Supplies

The safest way to get rid of bees (without killing them) is to smoke them out. Go to your local garden supply store and buy a bee smoker and fuel pellets.

You will also need protective clothing. Gloves, goggles, long sleeves, pants, and a hat are all good ideas for covering your exposed skin.

Work During the Day.

Fewer bees are inside the hive. Swiftly, calmly, wave the lit smoker around the beehive. The smoke puts them into a dream-like state, subduing them.

Remove the Hive.

Carefully take down the hive and place it in a covered cardboard box with holes poked in it. Relocate it to a spot that is far away from humans.

Clean up Any Remaining Parts of the Hive.

Go back to the original location of the hive and scrape down any leftover parts. Then hose it down. It will help prevent future colonies from building a hive there.

Contact the Professionals for Beehive Help

Even though you might be capable of removing a beehive on your own, you don’t have to. The pest professionals at ExtermPRO know the safe way to remove bees to bring peace back to your yard. We also know how to relocate them, when possible, to continue the effort to save the bees. Call us today at 571-620-1168 to find out how we can help with bees and other stinging insects.


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