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Bee infestation, help!
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Post # 1
I've a bee infestation in my backyard and my grandad wants to just kill them all because none of the pear control people have called him back. I think theyre still back there and I want to deal with them as nonviolently as possible. Any tips or ways to deal or any pest companies I can call that will deal with them humanely? Their lives have value and Im not up for what is essentially genocide. How can I move the hive safely and where should I move it to? I live in the suburbs and dont want anyone getting hurt, including the hive members.
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Re: Bee infestation, help!
By: / Novice
Post # 2

I'd recommend checking Google or other websites to find any pest companies that might take them away.

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Re: Bee infestation, help!
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 3

Check too to see if there are any bee-keepers in your area who are willing to collect them.

Whatever, if they are honey bees do not kill them. Our honey bees are endangered and if they are lost our food crops are going to be in dire straits

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Re: Bee infestation, help!
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Post # 4
thank you, mates. i don't know what kind of bees they are, though.
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Re: Bee infestation, help!
By: / Novice
Post # 5
Honey bees are rather large and fat looking, which is why they are also known as bumble bees. They bumble around looking for food in flowers. If they are smaller, and have black as part of their color, they could be aggressive. I would leave them alone, and get a professional out there who will move them for you. I know the guy who does this in my area. Smokes them to calm them, then finds the queen. Moving the queen makes the others follow, but do NOT attempt this yourself. The hive has to be moved, if they have built one.
Once the bees are removed, or killed as a last resort, plug up where they got in so others don't use it.
Have you noticed if they are hanging around one place, or are they just feeding off blooming flowers. If they are just feeding, they will leave when they are done. But I agree with Lark. Find a bee keeper in your area and see if he will move them. If nothing else, he will have info on who to contact to help you.
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Re: Bee infestation, help!
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Post # 6
Honey bees and bumble bees are completely different insects.

http://www.myrmecos.net/2011/10/11/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-honey-bees-and-bumble-bees/
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Re: Bee infestation, help!
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 7
Star Child, you really don't know very much about bees! You would never find a bumble bee queen; she lives underground!
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Re: Bee infestation, help!
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 8
MaidenCrow, leave them alone! They will not harm you.Some of them will be out looking for a place to build a hive.If you disturb them they will attack!
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Re: Bee infestation, help!
By: / Novice
Post # 9
Call a local bee keeper or you could try to build a hive for them. Unless you attack the hive, bees are rather harmless [it's wasps and hornets that sting more than bees] if they are in the swarm they are rather docile, they just want to find a new home, so please, find a bee keeper in your area, do not call the exterminator, bees are dying in record numbers [and not to sound like a crazy bee lady, we need them] so explain to your grandfather you need to call a bee keeper to remove the bees and relocate them.
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Re: Bee infestation, help!
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Post # 10
I no longer am staying with my grandparents at the moment, but they are honey bees and people are either wanting to charge my grandparents $300 to take the bees or aren't calling back. I've googled some stuff and so has my grandad. The bees already have a hive: the house. They've built their hive in the outer walls on the house. There are too many bees and nobody can go in the backyard because of it. My grandad wanted to find a way to kill them since no one could take them without asking for a lot of money, but I don't believe that's right. There are local bee keepers and honey factories to my grandparents, so I'm just hoping the bees go somewhere safe.
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