Bees are an essential part of the ecosystem. You probably already know that they are very good at pollinating flowers. That means when they enter a flower to collect the nectar which is turned into honey, pollen from the flower sticks to the bee. As it flies the pollen falls off, allowing new flowers to grow in the vicinity. It’s estimated that bees pollinate 70% of the world’s plants. In other words, without bees, 70% of the plants in the world wouldn’t naturally reproduce, depriving millions of people of food.
That’s why, while bees aren’t protected, they are listed as endangered and you should preserve them whenever possible.
Call The Professionals
If you click here to find out more info about your local pest control experts you’ll be able to chat to them about your bee problem. Pest control experts can eliminate the hive. This is usually done by spraying pesticides to kill the bees and then destroying the hive.
However, in most cases, they will know of a local beekeeper that will happily come and remove the hive to add it to their own collection. This preserves the bees and safely removes them from your home.
It is worth noting that bees swarm when looking for a new home. If you suddenly find a large swarm of bees on your property, stay out of their way and let them swarm. It’s highly likely that they will move on. In some cases, they may settle in a tree overnight, all grouped around the queen. This is merely a rest stop as they search for their new home.
Citronella candles are effective at keeping mosquitoes away as they don’t like the aroma. This is also true of bees. If you light citronella candles in your home and near the bee hive, they will quickly be driven out and look for a new home.
Best of all, you don’t need to interact with the bees to get the desired result.
Water & Vinegar
Mix a cup of vinegar with a cup of water and put it in a spray bottle. You can then spray all the flowers in the vicinity of the beehive before spraying the hive itself. The mixture isn’t harmful to bees or flowers but bees dislike the smell and will quickly discard their nest in favour of another.
You should remember that, while honey bees are generally not aggressive, they may be more aggressive when you get near their hive. Proceed with caution, stay covered, and ideally, do this in the early morning or evening when it’s cooler and the bees are more docile.
Bees love sweet smells and you can use this to your advantage. All you have to do is place some pieces of ripe fruit, such as mango, in a plastic bag with the top very slightly open (not enough for a bee to get in). Place the bag about twenty feet from the current hive.
The bees will be attracted to it and after a couple of days you can move it further away, the bees should follow and are likely to create a new nest nearer the mango.