"How do I get rid of bees" is a question many ask when bees show up in wrong places, and sometimes even when bees are in the right places. As a bee removal specialist, I have been asked how to get rid of bees thousands of times each year!
This how-to article targets the most common places beehives move in to with solutions to get rid of the bees. It covers why the bees choose that spot, expels myths of why you got bees, and makes clear how to keep from getting bees it in the future. Each topic includes a Q&A section.
First, to annoy you with my two cents: Bees contribute a startling one-third of our entire food source through pollination as well as much of the colors in the world! You should know that both Africanized bees and European bees sting ONLY when feeling threatened, or defending their home.
Select a topic below for info on how to get rid of bees.
Bee Id Chart
Are Bees Dangerous?
Why did i get bees?
Free bee removal?
Get rid of bees in ground
Bird feeder: How to get rid of bees on a humming bird feeder
Bees in pool, pond, or water source.
Loud buzzing on tree or shrubs
Tree: How to get rid of a swarm of bees on my tree
Tree trunk: Getting rid of bees in tree trunks
Bees living in bird house or owl box
Bees in house / on window
How to get rid of bees in walls, attics, under house, eaves, fence, jacuzzi, or shed floor hot!
Dead bees outside of house
Chimney: How to get rid of bees
Get rid of bees in vent or air duct
Bees near basement
Honey stains on structure
Bad smell coming from wall
Prices and cost of bee removal (structural bee removal)
Do it yourself, removing the honey and bees from the wall
How to kill bees?
Bee proofing - how to keep bees away
Toll free hotline
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In the great majority of cases you may find honeybees are fairly easy to get along with. While Africanized bees have been largely over-hyped by the media, these bees (and European honey bees) can be dangerous. For example, recently we have been involved with a much greater amount of angry feral bee activity than normal. During this time, we performed bee removal in a shed, where two lambs were attacked and killed by bees, one lived the other didn't. Later that day, we performed a bee removal on a gas station lamp post. The pole was bumped by the back of a car, the bees swarmed out and into the drivers car window, stinging her and others nearby. A week later we performed bee removal from a tree where a man was attacked by aggressive bees that originated from an owl box. He was stung many times before making it from his yard to his house, having injured is ankle along the way he made it at last crawling in the house.
Last week a received late in the day to get rid of bees in owl box where a horses were attacked by bees and one stung a great deal of times, getting injured and requiring a vet. Yesterday we performed bee removal for a man whose son and dog were attacked while playing basketball in the front yard. The basketball bounced off the rim and landed onto the water meter cover were the bees had been living inside. His son was fine, but as the dog was tied nearby, the vet explained that the dog received 2000 stings and had a 50/50 chance to live. Often there is a story behind aggressive honeybees and bee attacks that doesn't get told, this can cause misinformation leading to an inaccurate outlook.
The normal kill ratio for a human being is said to be 10 stings per pound, so about 1,800 stings could kill someone weighing 180 lbs. A bee hive has on average 10,000 to 40,000 bees. Bees should be respected and can be dangerous. (Ask a Question / Leave Feedback)