Not everyone is happy to discover that bees have decided to take up residence in their homes, yards, or trees. Bee keepers are though. If only, the bees would pick our yards then there would be no problems.
Most bees are very gentle and calm, only stinging when sat on, stepped on, basically when they sense danger. One bee stinging someone will release pheromones that will then alert the rest of their bee buddies that danger is near and puts them on alert... this is when you do want to make a quick exit.
Normally when left alone they will pretty much leave you alone. Well... that is the theory.
As a real estate agent we often are asked who we call to remove bees on properties that are unwanted. Most callers don't want to kill the bees because they know how important they are to our environment.
There are many bee keepers for a small fee, sometimes for free in exchange for the honey and bees, will remove the bees for you, depending on how big the hive is, the difficulty in removing the bees, and where exactly they are located.
It is often a few day event or even possibly longer depending on the extraction method used.
Sometimes walls do need to be cut into to get at the bees and their comb so be prepared to hire a contractor to replace the removed parts. It is very important to remove as much of the comb as possible because if left behind it is highly likely that the bees may return.
Bee removers/re-homers will do their best to remove all the comb and some will even spray some special scents to encourage the bees to find somewhere else for their new hive.
If you have a bee hive that has taken up residence somewhere you would prefer them not to be call 808.388.1485 and we will do our best to help you get them removed and re-homed.
To be better prepared for the questions we will ask here's a short list to think on:
1. How long have you noticed the bees?
2. Can you guesstimate how big the hive is?
3. Are they in a wall, in a tree, BBQ, and where is it located on the property?
4. Pictures if you can take them.
If you don't know the answer to these questions no worries give us a call and we will figure out the best plan of action.
Remember bees sense fear and danger, be calm and relaxed when around the hive, and most of all bee happy!