Planning a beautiful day in the park for a family BBQ? You should never let spotting a bee’s nest ruin your day. Even if you like nothing else about bees, remember that they are an integral part of nature and have an important role in growing the world’s food supply.
Ever wondered how bees build nests or if there’s a chance all those bees are building a nest around your property? What exactly are the steps to building a bee nest? Should you think twice before removing a bee hive?
About Bees and Why They Create Bee’s Nests
Even though having a bee’s nest in your vicinity can be annoying, bee control is typically unnecessary unless there is a serious invasion of your personal living space (and when action is necessary, bee nest removal should typically be dealt with by professionals). Here’s an important note about bees: the majority of times, the colony will go about its business and never bother you.
Before we learn how bees build bee’s nests, also known as the hive, we have to learn where bees build nests. The typical honey bee’s nest can be found in hollow trees and rock crevices. The scout bees will find what they deem to be safe building areas. So if you’re wondering if that influx of bees in your yard is related to a nearby bee’s nest, you should check your property’s trees, bushes and hidden stone areas. When planning a bee nest removal it’s important you know what you’re doing before you attempt removing a bee hive or nest. If you’re unsure, call in professionals, such as Magical Pest Control’s bee, wasp and hornet division.
How Bees Build Nests
Bee control fact! Bees build hives to store honey and feed themselves throughout winter. This is when they are most vulnerable. Bees often survive year-around, unlike wasps. Bee hives are constructed through the worker bee’s natural ability to chew wax. The wax becomes soft and is formed into a honeycomb, a hexagon shaped mass of wax designed to store honey and pollen. Then, the bees’ bodies regulate the temperature of the wax, even during the cold winter months.
After the wax is stabilized, the worker bees go through thousands of foraging trips and come back with nectar. Fun fact about bees: the nectar is passed around from tongue to tongue in the hive until it evaporates and becomes honey we use in tea and other yummy things.
Is Removing a Bee Hive Enough?
Yes and no. Bee control is under serious global supervision with the growing honey bee crisis. Now that we have a vast amount of knowledge about bees and their importance to humans, it’s best to ensure bee nest removal is done with an environmentally friendly mindset.
If you are considering removing a bee hive on your property and would like a free consultation or expert advice, please call Magical Pest Control’s bee removal division at (905) 738-6676. Our team of experts specialize in wasp and bee control and will help you sort out your bee situation immediately.