Asked on Oct 20, 2020

How to get rid of a bee nest?

Peggy L BurnetteLillianKathy Gunter Law


Were our balcony is there are a bunch of bee's so far 4 have swarmed in at seperate times. How can I get rid of them without calling an expert?

12 answers
  • William
    on Oct 20, 2020

    Bees are beneficial. I wouldn't kill them. Locate a bee keeper or bee keeping service. They would gladly remove them for free to take them for themselves. You can also check with a pest control service if they know someone. Many pest control services won't kill bees since they are becoming scarce

  • Chloe Crabtree
    Chloe Crabtree
    on Oct 20, 2020

      Here are some things to try: Soda: Bees love sweet liquids. This method involves cutting a soda bottle or can in half and filling it up with a very sweet soda then placing it in an area where you have noticed a lot of bees. The bees will be attracted to the soda and come to drink it. Note, this method is environmentally friendly but will kill the bees as they will eventually drown in the soda.Moth Balls: There are some smells that bees don’t like and mothballs are one of them. To use mothballs, hang them near the bee nest or nests, and eventually, the smell will deter the bees from coming back. You can also hang mothballs in different places around your yard to keep your entire yard bee free.Vinegar Spray Solution: Vinegar spray is a great natural way to get the bee out of your yard, as well as simple to make and use. Just mix equal amounts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle, shake and the mixture on the nest when the bees are sleeping, at night, as well as around plants where you tend to see a lot of bees. This mixture will kill the bees so make sure you remove all of the dead bees.Cinnamon: If you find a hive and want the bees to relocate without killing them, consider sprinkling cinnamon around their hive every day for about a week. The smell will send the bees looking for a place to relocate

  • Redcatcec
    on Oct 20, 2020

    I agree with William, find a beekeeper and have them look and see if they can remove the nest, they have the equipment to do this. Relocate them when ever possible, this is to everyone's advantage.

    When the colony of bees is gone and they try to put up another nest-the very start of 1, knock it down before it becomes inhabited.

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Oct 20, 2020

    if you can locate beekeepers in your area, they will come out and remove the nest or hive usually for free -try looking in your area or calling your county extension service

  • If they are bees, you want to call someone to relocate them. If they are yellow jackets or wasps, the best time to spray is in the evening when they are all in the nest. We have used wasp/hornet spray that can be purchased at your local home improvement store or Walmart.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Oct 20, 2020

    Hello. We have a professional services to remove the football sized bee hive on the upper corner of our home.

    Do you know what type of bees they are. Honeybees are often collected by local beekeepers. Our local Cooperative extension has a contact number for that.

  • Lillian
    on Oct 20, 2020

    Thank you so much! I will try anything and everything to get rid of this problem! Thank you again!!!!!!

  • Mogie
    on Oct 20, 2020

    What kind of bees are they? Honey bees are very important and shouldn't be killed. Please have a pro remove the bees nest.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 21, 2020

    Get a spray can of repellant that shoots 40 feet. Then aim & shoot from a safe distance. Lowe's carries a Professional strength in the black & white can that is very effective. I believe it is by Spectracide.

  • Lillian
    on Oct 21, 2020

    think they may be wasps but i havn't seen them too closely but the four tht have flown in resemble wasps very much. I will try spray and that trap with baking soda if anyone has more suggestions i am open!

  • Peggy L Burnette
    Peggy L Burnette
    on Oct 22, 2020

    Hi Lillian, sorry you are dealing with swarms of bees. Call your local government and they may have dept of natural resources that can help you. Bees are very valuable to farmers and some bee keepers may take them. Be safe.

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