We have all seen movies where children throw rocks at the bee hive. Often it's the poor kid trying to get everyone to stop that gets stung. This may have even happened in your childhood, or you have witnessed it in your children's. In fact, wasps, bees, bumblebees, and hornets can be quite dangerous. If you are not allergic too many stings can still be deadly. If you are allergic all it takes is one sting. Not to mention nobody has ever had getting stung on their to do list. Being stung is painful even if an allergy is not the concern.
These insects have their place in this world and who are we to tell them they do not? The only exception is when their home is in your living area or your kids play area. Too many times you will find a nest in the eaves of your home, in the tree your child climbs, or even their play house. What about dad? Poor dad is out there stacking wood, and he gets stung. Who knew they were in the woodpile? Getting stung can really ruin anyone's day. So how do you safely remove a bee hive?
This is an area where an expert is recommended. Believe it or not these little critters can make pretty big homes for themselves. If you are talking about a tiny little nest in the play house perhaps you can just spray with a wasp and hornet spray and then knock the hive down. However, if you are talking about a hive that is in the eaves to your home this could be much bigger than you realize. These critters can be deadly and in the interest of protecting your children and yourself it would be best to let the experts be sure the removal is complete and done safely.
Many times people want to remove the critters while not killing them. While this can be preferable, it's not always possible. In some cases an established nest can start in the eaves of your home and continue down walls. In some cases the weight of the honey can cave in ceilings. A bee keeper may be able to assist, but in this circumstance it may be better to call pest control. They will be able to administer a chemical to the critters before they get angry. If you call early in an infestation you may be able to minimize damage.
While we like to watch nature in nature nobody wants it in their home or on their patio. If you find that you have a bee hive contact a professional to evaluate the situation. Protect your family and get tips on how to keep this from recurring.