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Honey Bee Removal: How to Safely Relocate Honey Bees Without Harming the Hive

Honey bees are an important part of our ecosystem, as they are the main pollinators for many food sources. Despite their usefulness, it can be annoying when they decide to make their home in your backyard, or worse, inside your attic or another part of your home. Honey bee removal should always be humane, and there are many ways you can deter bees from your property without harming the hive. Here are some things you can do to help relocate the bees.

  1. Use Natural Deterrents – If you don’t mind the honey bees being in your yard, but you don’t want them close to your home, use natural deterrents to keep them away. Bees do not like the smell of garlic powder, peppermint, or cinnamon, and putting any of these things around your home will keep the honey bees away.
  2. Plant Marigolds or Citronella – Marigolds give off a strong smell that bees usually are not attracted to. Placing them in your garden or around your deck or pool is a great way to create a barrier that bees won’t want to cross. Citronella also works to keep bees at bay, as they aren’t usually attracted to the smell. Planting citronella plants or burning citronella candles will work to keep them away.
  3. Call a Professional – If you are in need of serious honey bee removal, call a professional who will be able to handle the care and relocation of the honey bees. Humanely removing honey bees is hard work and should only be left up to professionals.

We pride ourselves on our safe methods of honey bee removal and ensuring that the bees do not return to your property. If you have questions about how we safely remove honey bees, give us a call today.