Honey Bee Relocation vs Extermination

Exterminating the honeybees in your home can be bad for you, bad for the bees and bad for our environment.

When a misnested honeybee colony is exterminated through insecticidal treatment not only do we lose the pollinating benefits of the individual beehive but often times all the bee colonies within two miles of the treated beehive are affected by the insecticide.

Exterminating bees can be diasterous

Honeybees are continually scouting for new sources of food. After the misnested beehive has been killed out no guard bees remain to protect the honey stores and within days or even hours after being sprayed robber bees from other hives in the area may locate this abundant food source and begin transferring the insecticide contaminated honey to their beehive with disastrous results for all the bee colonies in the local foraging area.

Sealing the entrance after the beehive has been sprayed is a possible way to avoid affecting all the bees in the area by trapping the insecticide contaminated honey within the wall. This proves to be a poor option for the homeowner. When no bees are present to defend and ventilate the beeswax combs the wax can melt in the Texas heat, releasing uncured honey to ferment and bleed through and stain the interior drywall. This mess of honey, wax and decaying brood can then be attractive to household pests such as – roaches, ants, moths and silverfish.

The best way to solve a honeybee problem in your home is to contact a qualified beekeeper to remove and relocate the honeybees and their nest from your wall. You are happy, the bees are happy and the flowers are happy.

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Relocation – Good Solution

  • Bees saved
  • Honey and wax combs removed
  • Structure sealed
  • No re-infestation
  • More bees to pollinate

Extermination – Bad Solution

  • Beneficial bees killed
  • Leftovers draw insects and mold
  • Honey seeps into house
  • Old nest attracts new bees
  • Insecticide contaminates
  • Other beehives harmed
  • Fewer bees to pollinate flowers

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