Warm weather is here and this often means homeowners will find swarms of bees in their homes. In Miami bee removal is often performed by professional extermination companies or by representatives from the American Honey Bee Protection Agency. Both of these organizations know how to safely remove a swarm of bees and relocate them to somewhere safe. With the decrease in the honey bee population, it is very important to protect the bees during a removal and relocation.
To the maximum extent possible, any bee removal should be no-kill. Honey bees are critical to our food supply and should never be killed if relocating them to a safe place is possible.
It usually takes several days to successfully remove and relocate a swarm of bees. During the removal, some of the bees may fly off and return to the previous site of their hive. It may take a few days, but once the bees realize their queen is gone, they will try and find the new hive.
These bees may also simply remain and the bee removal specialists will need to do another bee removal and take the remaining bees to the new location.
Once all the bees are gone, it is very important to seal the area where they had their hive and to make any necessary repairs. If this isn’t done, new bees could start building a hive in the same spot. When bees start a hive, they will expand into the space. This means filling in any open spaces can help prevent new swarms. Adding insulation into holes or cavities is a good way to keep out bees. Don’t use expandable foam, however, because bees will simply eat their way through the foam and start building their hive.
If a homeowner continues to get bee swarms, they should have their home inspected for structural issues. A home should rarely have problems with bees. In fact, most homes never see a bee swarm. However, if a home did have bees and the area wasn’t completely cleared of the honeycomb, new bees may move in. If a house or building gets more than one bee colony in ten years, the building may need to be bee-proofed.
Bee-proofing a home or building consists of sealing everything, especially on the sunrise side of the house. Homes with chimneys, eaves, and wall voids are especially attractive to bees. If your home has bees, it is best to call a company or organization which specializes in no-kill Miami bee removal.