There are about 21 thousand species and 520 genera of bees. They can be found on all continents except Antarctica. Bees have adapted to feed on nectar and pollen, using nectar primarily as an energy source and pollen for proteins and other nutrients.
However, if these beautiful insects are bred in our yard without an invitation, and also if we are not beekeepers, we ask ourselves a logical question: How to get rid of bees?Let's figure it out together.
First you need to figure out what kind of insects you are dealing with, the atactics of handling wasps, bees and hornets are different.
The best places for their settlement are attics, walls under the roof, window frames under the canopies, attics, basements, gazebo ceilings, grooved and indentations in the walls, sheds, as well as trees, pillars and other uncrowded buildings. In rare cases, they settle in compost, heaps of hay, garbage. There are types of bees living in the ground.
If this cluster is far from home, then you can leave it alone. By trying to disperse them in such a situation, you can provoke them. It is better to invite a professional beekeeper for catching.
How to get rid of sweat bees?
Summer vacations can be severely spoiled if wild bees have settled in the garden. A bee sting can be dangerous, especially if a person develops an allergic reaction. Wild bees, unlike honeybees, are aggressive, they can attack a person or an animal themselves. If children play or run dogs on the site, the danger of a bite increases significantly. However, there are several ways to breed wild bees.
It is necessary to get rid of bees in the evening, when the bees return for the night. At other times of the day they fly away, but, returning and not finding their nest, the bees can get very angry and the consequences can be unpredictable.
It is better to entrust the breeding of bees to professionals, they can simply move the nest to another place. However, if this is not possible, you can try to breed the bees yourself.
The fight against wild bees must begin with the removal of the nest, otherwise all efforts will be in vain. The first step is to determine the place where they settled. Often wild bees and wasps build their hive in the attic, under the stairs, under the roof, on the walls, and sometimes in the trees. It happens that even a greenhouse becomes their habitat, which brings a lot of inconvenience.
First, you need to take precautions so that the bees cannot bite. To do this, you need protective clothing, preferably special, but in any case thick, with a minimum number of folds, well protecting against the penetration of insects under it. Necessarily required: beekeeping net and durable gloves, preferably leather. You should stock up on anti-allergic drugs in advance, since many people are not aware of their allergy to bee venom.
To fight wild bees, you need to purchase a smoker (a device for fumigating bees with smoke) and a potent insect repellent in advance.
The first step when using a smoker is to fumigate the hive with smoke. As a result, the bees will become lethargic. The next step is to spray as much insect repellent as possible inside the nest and seal the entrance tightly. After making sure that the bees cannot get out, you need to move the nest into a tight bag and tie it securely. The fight with the bees is over in victory! The main thing is to take the bag away from people's homes.
You need to understand that flower beds are very attracted to the area of wild bees and if insects settle nearby too often, you should be away from fragrant flowers or plant those that are poisonous to bees, for example, delphinium or aconite.
To prevent wild bees from returning to the same place, it must be treated with a solution of hydrogen peroxide or potassium permanganate, as well as treated with an insecticide.
How to get rid of bees from your yard?
If the bees have made a hive in the yard in the country and interfere with your rest and work in the garden. No need to panic, but you should immediately contact a professional beekeeper. Believe me, contacting a specialist is the best way to get rid of bees.
2. Planting special plants
You can also plant lavender and lemon balm in the yard, the smell of which bees do not like. Smelling these aromas, the bees will fly to look for food elsewhere.
In order to avoid the appearance of a large number of bees, you need to get rid of the odors that attract them. If you are afraid of bee stings or you are allergic, you can resort to these measures in the country: for gardening, choose clothes that cover the body; Give preference to less fragrant flowers for your garden; you can cut trees that attract bees, thereby reducing the volume of flowering.
3. Light a fire
A great way to get rid of bees is with the help of smoke - lighting small fires will scare away insects. The use of citronella candles can lead to the same effect. They can be placed both near the house and throughout the site.
How to catch bees in the house and get rid of them?
Find a cup or bowl - although not necessary, it is advisable to get a clean bowl or cup. In addition, it is better to use lightweight plastic utensils - this will reduce the risk of damaging the wall or window when you catch the bee. A regular cup or bowl will work. The wider bowl will make it easier to catch the bee, while the bowl will be easier to cover when the insect is in it.
Wear a long-sleeved shirt and trousers to keep your body as close as possible and reduce the risk of a bee stinging you. Don't catch a bee in shorts and a T-shirt.
Catch the bee in a cup or bowl. Wait until the bee sits on a flat, smooth surface, grab the cup or bowl with one hand and slowly bring it to the insect. When the bee is 15-30 centimeters away, quickly cover it with a container so that it is inside it.
Do not try to catch a bee if it is sitting on the carpet. In this case, the chances are high that the bee will slip away.
Find the right lid: After you catch the bee, cover the cup or bowl with something. You can cover the bowl with a folded newspaper, a sheet of heavy paper or cardboard. If you've caught a bee in a cup, you can cover it with a notebook or magazine.
Choose a lid that completely covers your cup or bowl. Whichever cover you use, it should be thin enough.
Slip a lid between the bee and the surface it sits on. Once you've found a suitable lid, carefully slide it between the edge of the bowl or cup and the wall or other hard surface the bee is sitting on. Start by sliding the lid from one end about 1–2 millimeters. After that, continue to push the magazine or newspaper further along the surface on which the bee was sitting.
The panic bee is likely to fly up after you cover it with a bowl or cup, making it much easier to cover it with a lid as a result.
Release the bee outside. After you securely close the bowl or cup of the trapped bee, release the insect. Move about ten steps away from the house and remove the covering paper from the container. Place the cup or bowl upside down on the ground and remove the paper. Lift the container, make sure that the bee flew out or crawled out from under it, immediately return to the house and close the door behind you so that the insect does not fly inside again.
Don't let the bee go too far from the original spot.