Removing hives is a complex topic, but one that deserves time to be spent on it. As you may know, the location of the Queen is of critical importance to the entire colony, so disturbing an active hive is a risk business, especially if you are concerned for the welfare of the bees (as you should be!).
Professional help is always a requirement for hive removal, even if you are only planning to move it a few meters. As you might have guessed, and bees in the hive are likely to quickly become agitated, and it’s not a pleasant place to be without the necessary equipment once the hive is disturbed. You can go from a very calm environment to a very angry swarm in seconds, so preparation is key, as well as completing the job quickly in order to reduce the stress on our furry flying friends.
There are expert companies nationwide that can help, but one we regularly refer people to for the Los Angeles region are Unipest beehive removal services. They provide a fast and reliable service, and work with local beekeepers to look after the hive or colony once the removal is complete.
If you do choose to undertake a removal yourself, be sure to fully research and plan the project rather than just hope for the best.
Beekeeping is a lot of fun, contrary to popular belief. There’s very little in the way of stings, and a lot in the way of honey.
As most people know if they think about it, it’s female bees that sting, and if they do, they die fairly quickly afterwards. That’s one of the evolutionary reasons why they don’t attack unless they absolutely need to, the belief is that they’ve got an inbuilt instinct that it truly is the last resort.
Maintaining a bee hive is growing in popularity, particularly in rural areas, so we want to bring that hobby to the masses, and help more people embrace the trend.
Here at TheBeeHiveFarmStand.com we’re going to be bringing you lots of information about these flying beauties, and maybe you’ll be tempted to get into real life beekeeping, rather than doing a little research on the web!
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