How do i go about removing a bee hive from the ceiling/wall?

I guess the hive starts in the corner of the roof adjacent to an inside wall that houses an electrical box. Honey runs from the top of the ceiling and down the wall, on one side of the wall is an electrical box that may be only slightly affected by the honey; this is my major problem, with that done I can refinish the laundry/office space.

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 03, 2018
    Hi Michelle,

    Our cooperative extension helped a homeowner with supplying a contact of someone that will come to collect the honeybees. Perhaps your local cooperative extensions office may have that same information to share.

    Consider contacting your local county office —the volunteer master gardeners there are quite knowledgeable.

  • Seek out your local beekeepers. Chances are they will come remove the hive for free! I have a few in my area and they are very friendly and want to help anyone with bee problems or starting hives.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jul 03, 2018
    I see ads in Craigslist all the time from Beekeepers who will gladly come and remove your hive for free. Just make sure they are legit because they will probably need to remove parts of your siding or wall to remove. You want to make sure they know what they are doing. Good luck.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 03, 2018
    Yikes!! I would hire a pro, you are likely to get stung multiple times if not careful!

  • William William on Jul 03, 2018

    Call a beekeeper or a pro. They are willing to do it for free. They have the experience. You don't want to release hundreds of bees on yourself.

  • Ginny Ginny on Jul 03, 2018
    Let professionals help you. Bees are nothing to fool with, especially if you are allergic as I am.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 03, 2018
    For that big of a hive, you need a beekeeper(s) They will probably have to remove the outside of the wall to get them all out...... and the honeycomb. Then you want to seal up all entries to the area from the roof down.