Topic Summary: Bee Removal
You do not have to panic when you see bees. NOTE: a swarm of bees looking for a hive site may be impressive to you, but they rarely sting unless you hit them.
If you find a hive anywhere in and around your compound, DON’T just spray the hive with any insecticide. Doing this will only leave dead bees and honey there. This in turn will attract other bees and a huge number of ants. In other words this will create a big problem for you rather than solving the problem.
The hive, honey, and bees have to be removed, and this is not a job for newbies. This must be done by a professional and this is why you need the services of a professional bee removal.
Bees are found globally and there are more than 20,000 recorded bee species. Bees can be of brown, black, red, yellow or lustrous blue stripes. Even though there are some bees that are solitary, there are others that live together (these are honey bees and bumble bees). A Bee colony has three types of bees, which are:
• The male drones
• The infertile female worker
• The Queen bee
The bee queen’s task is to lay egg, the worker bee task is to gather food and feed young ones and male drone bee task is to fertilize the queen. Honey queens can live up to five years, with an average life span of three years. The male drones die immediately after they have fertilized the queen bee. Worker bees perform multiple tasks that are necessary for the survival of the hive. Because of their many tasks, the have an average life expectancy is six weeks.
The most encountered and documented bees are honey bees. They are not generally harmful, not unless you come across Africanized honey bee. Bees do not have a nest and therefore are less defensive. However, they sting when provoked. There are several factors that do contribute to the occurrence of a swarm, such as overcrowding and seasonal changes.
Types Of Bee Swarms
There are two kinds of bee swarms that can occur:
• Primary Swarms: – A primary swarm is led by a queen bee swarm, which includes a large number of workers acting to defend the queen.
• Secondary Swarm: – A secondary swarm is led by some infertile females. They are generally half the size of the primary swarm and do not occur as often.
Well, even though bees offer a lot of benefits to the environment in many ways. However, they are an inconvenience and possibly dangerous to a person’s health, if you let them thrive near your home. The moment you identify a thriving hive closer to your home, it is advisable to contact a professional. The only way you can remove a hive is by carrying everything out.
Do not be fooled to use insecticides on bees or on the hive, otherwise you will create another problem. Keep in mind that this task requires the correct tools and technique. For safety purposes, a professional bee removal service will consult before applying any bee control methods.