It is fairly common for people to somewhat fear the buzzing of wasps, hornets, and bees, especially if they know they are allergic to the stings. Though you want swift action, you do not need to resort to bug spray and poisonous insecticides to remove a honeybee comb from your home or office should you discover honeybees. You can call an expert beekeeper to collect the honeybees and relocate them safely. Being one of the many pollinators in the world, they are responsible for pollinating important crops and making honey. From one plant’s flower to another a pollinator transfers seeds and pollen. In order for the plant to produce food, pollination is a fertilizing action. Pollinators are responsible for about 30% of the cross-pollination required to produce food crops in fact. Today, we at A-Tex Pest Management would lie to further elaborate on the importance of relocating honeybees.
Are Honey Bees in Danger?
Because of the syndrome known as colony collapse disorder, the bee populations are at risk worldwide. The root causes of this phenomenon are believed by scientists are the pesticide use near honeybee colonies, warming trends, parasites and fungus, as well as the loss of their habitats. Relying on bees as pollinators are quite a few fruits and vegetables and without them, they will not survive. Along with many other fruits and vegetables, strawberries, peas, squash, Georgia peaches, and tomatoes require bees. Bees are needed if it has seeds. Additionally, honeybees collect nectar and removing moisture from it and storing it in the comb to produce honey.
How to Find a Beehive in Your House or Yard
Commonly found in rotting trees, honeybees live in cracks and crevices in nature. They may find their way into your walls and form a nest in the walls or under your eaves if any suitable gaps exist. There are a few concerns that can develop when a honeybee colony takes up residence in your home. As mentioned, the potentially severe allergies that stem from a sting is a primary concern. Other insects can be attracted to the honey and the weight of the honey on the walls can lead to expensive repairs. There are specific techniques used to retain a colony and transplant hives, which can be used to safely remove the honeybees out of your home.
How to Move Bees from One Hive to Another
The first step is to determine the size of the nest and the complexity of the removal when a honeybee nest is discovered. This requires pulling back the carpet, drilling a few holes in the drywall, or other light demolition. In order to get to the comb, cutting into something on your building is the next part of the extraction plan. During this process, the bees are gently vacuumed into a collection bin and stored for transport. Next, the hive is removed, and any usable portions of the honeycomb are transplanted onto frames that will go into a beehive box. In a location that is safe for them and for humans, hives are moved to a bee farm or other safe location where they can go about their activities. Once the bees are safely transported, your home is repaired and properly sealed to deter other bees from making your home their nest.
Pest Inspections, Control & More in Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville, Cedar Park & Austin Texas
If you believe you have honeybees on your Austin, TX property, call A-Tex Pest Management. We will first perform an inspection to determine the exact species of stinging insect and recommend the best course of action. If we do find honey bees, we can recommend a local beekeeper to relocate the honeybees off your property. Contact us for all your pest control needs.