Even if you do not boast of great observation skills, chances are that you may have spotted a bee hive at least once in your life. Bee hives are extremely common but can be seen more prominently in certain seasons. That said, how much do we really know about bee hives?
May be a bit, or not at all. This blog is about to explore more about bee hives so that next time you spot a hive, you know what you need to do.
So, let’s deep dive to learn more about bee hives.
What is a bee hive?
A bee hive is the structure that a colony of bees constructs together. A hive serves as the home in which an entire bee colony lives, which may include anywhere between 10,000 to eighty thousand bees. Apart from providing a home environment for bees, a bee hive also serves as the place where honey is produced and where bees give birth. Each bee hive has one dominant queen bee.
Where are bee hives located?
Bees usually tend to find corners or hollow structures to build their bee hives. In an urban setting, bee hives can be spotted on the edges or corners of a building or house. More often than not, bees prefer to build their hives facing the East direction. In more natural settings, bees seek and build their hives in hollow sections of trees.
How dangerous are bee hives?
Our planet has a lot to reasons to thank bees, for example, they facilitate pollination and maintain ecological balance on Earth. But at the same time, bees come with their own set of risks and dangers. Bee hives may be safe to observe from a distance, but the bees living in the hive can tend to be extremely dangerous and aggressive if they sense any threat to their colony. If you try to disturb a beehive, you can expect some retaliatory action from the bees, who will most likely attack and sting their target in groups.
What to do when you spot a bee hive?
- The primary step you need to take is to maintain your distance and keep all the allergic people away
- Observe the hive from a distance to know there whereabouts, their, their activities and where they’re coming from so that the professional pest control team can get rid of the hive safely.
- As tempted as you may be to get rid of the bees all by yourself, do NOT even think of DIY bee hive removal. Going near the beehive will alarm the bees and they may consider you a threat and start attacking you.
- Call a pest control company and seek the help of a trained professionals who hold the expertise and are well equipped to remove the hive safely. Beehive removal is a delicate process and should be handled by professionals.
If you notice a beehive in your yard or anywhere near your home, do not panic and do not startle the bees. Stay calm and call us to safeguard your home. Our team will remove the beehive from your premises, so that you can enjoy a bee-free home.