As of 2022, there were 2.67 million honey bee colonies in the United States. If one of those colonies has made it to your yard, then you may be wondering how to get rid of them. While bees are great for the environment, they are not always positive for your landscaping or your family.
Getting rid of bees should be done safely and carefully as you don’t want to cause harm to yourself or your yard. This is how to remove a bee hive from a tree for good.
How to Remove a Bee Hive From a Tree
When attempting to remove a bee hive from your yard, the last thing you want to do is aggravate the bees. Don’t start hitting the hive with a stick or throwing objects at the hive- this is the worst way to go about removing them.
Instead, you first need to identify whether the hive is inside of the tree or outside of the tree and then take the proper (and safe) measures to remove it.
A Hive That Is Outside of the Tree
If the bee hive is located on the outside of the tree, then you have a few options. If you want to remove the hive yourself, you need to be mindful of the products you are using. The Environmental Protection Agency has limited the types of chemicals you can use on a bee’s hive due to the fact that they are pollinators.
Instead of using harsh chemicals, you can opt for a large garbage bag. Wrap the garbage bag around the hive, pull it from the tree, and then tie the bag securely. The best time to do this is at night when the bees are less active.
A Hive That Is Inside of the Tree
Oftentimes, bees will make their hives inside of the tree. When dealing with these types of nests, you will want to call in the professionals. The best way to get rid of bees inside of a tree is to open the tree or cut it down so you can remove the brood comb.
Our tree professionals provide a wide array of array of services to assist you. We can help to safely cut down or open up your tree. Then, a professional beekeeper can find the hive and remove the queen and brood comb.
Once the queen is found, the beekeeper can move both her and the brood comb to a new location, where the other bees should quickly follow. The hive can then be taken to a destination far away from your home.
Prevent Future Invasions and Keep These Tree Pests Away for Good
Once you have learned how to remove a bee hive from a tree, you will want to keep the insects away for good. The best way to keep bees away is to make sure you are caring for the trees in your yard. When you have well-maintained, healthy trees, pests will tend to stay away.
Give Green Pine Tree Service a call today for a professional consultation. We will create a detailed plan to ensure that your trees stay in great health all year round.