Methods Used In Live Bee Removals
Bees play a very integral role in our eco-system and subsequent food chain. But there are times they may be a nuisance or even pose a danger to you or a loved one. Bees can establish their colony anywhere on your premises: chimneys, attics, walls, eves, trees, house rooftops, and anywhere that’s accessible to them.
If you decide to conduct the removal by yourself, chances are you will end up causing more harm to yourself, plus the colony won’t have been removed. Live bee removals are best left to the pros. You can find pros on google or on yelp. Methods used in live honey bee removal include:
Honey Bee Trapout
This method is successfully carried out when the colony is at the right stage of development. So when the bees start producing eggs to make new bees, frames of brood are separated with the newly-formed worker bees from where they are relocated to a trapout site. This is usually done on a warm, dry day where the professional will make sure that the bees can exit through a single egress point while positioning the nucleus box.
Over the next couple of weeks, bees that leave the hive won’t be able to come back and will end up joining up with the nucleus box where a new queen will be created. Meanwhile, since the bees that are going out to get food and water aren’t coming back, the old Queen stops to lay eggs and gets on a diet that will enable her to achieve minimum flying weight. After three weeks have passed with the Queen not laying any eggs, the hive will have formed and, depending on the season, will swarm together with the Queen to a new place. Once no bees are exiting, we remove the valve allowing bees to enter the old hive where the nucleus is removed.
Honey Bee Cutouts
Cutouts can be done in multiple locations, starting from ceiling voids, flat roofs, chimneys, and basically, anywhere bees can access. Given the tricky locations, some of the colonies are established, the only way of having the bees safely and successfully removed is by hiring professionals to do the work for you. It’s way safer since they will come equipped with safety equipment ranging from mobile access platforms, mobile towers, scaffolding, and not forgetting the roof ladder. It doesn’t matter the location of the hive; you can be sure it will be made available from where a bee vac will be used to capture the guard bees and return foragers who are vacuumed into a National brood box which will allow the honeycombs to be cut down easily and individual honeycombs collected.
There are several ways you can get rid of them, and given how modern pesticides significantly reduce honey bees population, the most humane method is conducting a live bee removal. This method will be saving the bees, not kill them. With live bee removals, you will be making a positive impact on the planet. Get professional help to deal with your bee removal is your best bet of achieving that endeavor.