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Understanding Bees In Trees And Know When To Take Action

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Understanding Bees In Trees And Know When To Take Action

Bees play a vital role in the ecosystem. 

They produce honey and are the main instigators of pollination---the process that enables flowers to fertilize and produce seeds and more flowers. 

Without bees, flowers would die out, affecting all of the ecosystems.

It’s surprising how big an effect such a small creature can do. 

How do you get rid of bees in a tree?

Bees are not currently protected but that doesn’t mean we can destroy their nest in trees. Because...

1. They're important in keeping the balance in our ecosystem.
2. They can be deadly, especially if you have allergies

The last thing you want is a swarm of bees chasing you.

So, if you’re dealing with bees in trees or a nest of anyone near your home, it’s a good idea to get your local pest control company involved. 

They won’t just advise on whether to move the nest or not. 

They’ll be able to get rid of it or connect you with local beekeepers who can take them off your hands. 

If you have a bee issue you should visit here for more info.


Understanding Bees in Trees and When to Take Action 


Why are there bees in my tree?

Bees love living in trees. It’s a relatively safe place to build their nest. 

Skunks, bears, and hive beetles usually attack their nests. These creatures can kill large numbers of bees which is why they are generally safer hanging high in a tree.

The tree also gives them a good vantage point to start a flight, when pollinating while making honey.

Bees Stay In Trees

How long will bees stay in a tree?

Bees can rest in your tree while they re-energize. They are likely to be in your tree for no more than twenty-four hours. 

You won’t see many of them. Once the queen picks a spot to start building, they are unlikely to move by themselves. If the bees are still present after three days they are building a hive.

Unless they are bothered by a predator they will be unlikely to leave the hive, meaning they’ll keep on building and the nest will get larger.

Are the beehives in trees dangerous?

Unless provoked, bees are generally not dangerous. They would defend themselves, their offsprings, or hive if they feel are being threatened. 

Bees feed prior to swarming, reducing their ability to sting. 

It's not wise to attach a colony of bees or attempt to remove their beehive if you're not a professional. 

How long will bees stay in a tree?

Can you smoke bees out of a tree?

When honey bees smell smoke, it would cause them to leave and probably not return.

Bees would assume that there's a threat of fire nearby so they're prepared to leave their hive.

When can you remove bees in the trees?

If the bees are high in the tree and not close to your home let them be. 

They are unlikely to harm you unless they see you as a threat.

If they are close to your home, or if they have created a nest in a knot in the tree or around the roots, you need to deal with them.

The sooner you tackle this, the better.

When To Remove Bees

It is still best to get help from your local experts to remove the nest safely to avoid harming or killing these nature's hardworking fellows.

There are plenty of beekeepers in your area who will be happy to have an extra hive.


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