A lone bee or two is a welcome sight in the garden but a beehive? Absolutely not!
Once you’ve sighted beehive in your yard you worry about getting stung every time you go outside. You worry about the kids playing outside. You worry about the doggie out there too.
Here are a few of the best ways to get rid of a beehive:
- Soapy water spray. One of the most effective ways to kill a hive is a soapy water spray. Soap is a surfactant which means it essentially makes water wetter. Ultimately, the insects drown and dies. A mixture of regular dish soap and water will suffice.
- Knockdown the hive. Another option is to simply knock down the hive. This option is recommended when you know the hive is abandoned.
If the goal is to remove the beehive and not kill the bees there is a solution for this as well. How?
- Smoke the hive. This is an effective way to remove the hive and relocate the colony to a bee farm.
- For this method, you will need a B smoker and fuel pellets which can be purchased at your local garden store.
- Removal is best performed on a sunny day in the afternoon when the bees will be out pollinating. The goal is to remove the nest when no one is home.
- Smoking the hive is the best way to relocate a colony.
If you don’t want to risk killing the bees and you just want to leave this job to the professionals hiring a removal service is the best option.