Facts, Info, and Questions
on the almighty Honey Bee
Are honeycombs harmful to my home?
Most homeowners have no idea that honeycomb is actually quite a threat to the home. Honey melted in the hive destroys siding, stucco, drywall, paint, and more, and is also flammable under the right circumstances.
What are the steps for removing an infestation?
- Using right equipment and years of experience, the bee removal expert brings the best equipment and products to the job.
- Depending on the extent of the infestation, our bee removal experts will determine which strategy is best for removing the bees alive while protecting them as much as possible.
- After that is determined, we will prepare equipment, and gear up with protective bee suits.
- We will pre prepare the right equipment for your bee situation. Safety is a top priority we use all the proper personal protective equipment. Including top rated bee suits.
- Once we’ve safely removed the bees, we prepare them for transportation to a local apiary (all saves go to one of my bee yards), but we don’t leave all the cleanup to you. We thoroughly rid the area previously infested from any and all honey, honeycomb, and remove the beehive.
- The last step in the process is to repair any drywall, wood, or any others that should have been cut away to access the hive. Bee removal can take several hours and in certain complex removals can encompass a full day of work. however lucky bees works on a flat rate cost not estimates. If there is any change in cost for an unknown circumstance, it will be communicated before the work starts.
How do I know if there is a hive nearby?
Bees are naturally found in and around flowers and are constantly searching for food sources, so if you happen to see a lot of them grouped together in one area, then it’s likely they’re establishing their hive nearby.
Should I try and remove the bees myself?
Removing a beehive nest is dangerous, so don’t try to do it yourself. Disturbing an established nest of bees can result in attacks and could cause serious injury – Lucky Bees can help with professional removal and prevent another colony from forming in your home. It is risky to try to remove a swarm on your own, or to expose yourself, your family, to this danger. So please consult a professional instead.
Do I have a swarm or a beehive?
A bee swarm and a beehive differ in many ways. Swarms of bees usually appear as clump of bees, about the size of a football, and are tightly clustered together. The hive is a more permanent set up for the bees, and visibly contains brood (baby bees), honey and pollen stores, and honey comb.
Why do bees come back to my house?
For those who have had beehives in their homes before, the scent of old honeycomb and bees may attract other bees. After a bee removal service, adequate cleaning and bee proofing is required to prevent this. When bees are constantly probing around your house and you have never had a beehive, they may be scout bees searching for a new home.
How do I know if I have Africanized bees?
Africanized Bees are extremely territorial and aggressive and will not hesitate to attack you if provoked. As with the European Honey Bee, each Africanized Honey Bee can only sting once before dying. Honey Bees from Africanized hives are highly susceptible to aggression, these bees respond quickly and sting more frequently. Take longer to calm down as well.
They are not likely to attack unless they are disturbed. Left alone, they will pollinate your flowers and then return to their nests without any problems.
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