Fast Bee Removal from Walls & Buildings
Along with the chorus of lawnmowers, nothing sounds more like Spring than the buzzing of bees. Australia has over 1500 native species of bees and in South-East Queensland the most common variety of native bee is Trigona carbonaria (it is unable to sting).
However, if you think of the word bees, chances are you will think of the European Honey Bee. These bees are native to Europe, Asia and Africa, but have now spread their wings and can be found in most places around the world, including Australia. Just like other feral or introduced species, they compete with our native bee species for food and territory.
Generally both native and feral bees happily go about their business collecting nectar and water droplets, but in Spring, bees can become a challenge if they decide to move house. Bee hives often tend to become overcrowded when there is a rapid growth in the size of the hive that coincides with the increase in nectar gathered from spring flowers. A swarm occurs when a Queen and a portion of her colony decide that their current accommodation is too crowded or is diseased and then split to form a new hive.
If the commercial bee hives of the European Honey Bee are well managed by the beekeeper, the extra queens are removed or relocated to a specially built hive. However, it is the poorly managed hives and the descendants of ‘wild’ colonies that fly off to find their own new home, and then may cause a bee problem when they set up inside the wall of a house.
Expert Bees Control with Genuine Warranties
Discovering a swarm of bees in a dark corner of your property, such as the shed, letterbox or meter box can be very disconcerting. A swarm of bees can establish a new home within the confines of your own home, whether it is in your roof, a wall cavity, or that tree outside your front door. The thing to remember is that swarms of bees are not aggressive unless you provoke them into action. The recommended course of action is to give them a wide berth and call one of our experts to assist in removing the bees.
As we said, taking on the bees yourself will not end well. Resorting to driving the bees from their home with rocks or the garden hose will certainly agitate them into attacking. Some homeowners have inadvertently set fire to their own homes while in the process of smoking out the bees! Ensure that household members are aware of the bees location and keep pets and children at a safe distance. Then call us and we will organise a bee removal appointment for you.
Obviously a bee swarm that has settled within the cavities of your home are only a short flight from entering your home, a dangerous proposition especially if you have children. This is a favoured nesting place for European Honey Bees. Just remember; don’t panic and call us to remove the bees in a safe and timely manner.
Hive & Swarm Removal of Bees
Our serviceman can eradicate the bee colonies inside your home. Any honeycomb will be covered in insecticide and if it is not a large honeycomb, often the honey can be left to dry out. For outside sometimes the swarm and queen can be captured into a new box that can be taken away. If the bee swarm cannot be captured in that way, then the colony may have be destroyed using effective bee pest control poisons.
Bees, both native and feral, play a vital role in our agriculture industry as well as in pollinating our flowering native plants. The population of both native and European Honey Bees has been in rapid decline over recent years through pests and disease. Bees are vital for the long term sustainability of our food chain and plant life but the hives of pesky feral bees have to be domesticated or eradicated.
To learn more about Brisbane bee removal, check out our FAQs.
Why Choose Peter the Possum Man For Bee Removal Brisbane?
- Obligation free* bee swarm removal quotes
- We have bee removal people based around Brisbane, including Ipswich & Redcliffe which means no matter where you are in Brisbane, we can remove your bees.
- Experienced in bee removal from the walls of your house or from trees or shrubs in your garden. We also do bee removal for commercial premises.
- In most cases we provide a 3 month warranty on bee removals. If they come back, we come back and fix it for free!
Contact Us For Quote
Contact us for a free* quote for problem bees at your home or business, fill out our form or call our office between 8.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Check out this link to learn all about Honey Bees behaviour and reproduction.
Can you remove bees in a wall or tree cavity?
If bees are entering the cavity of a tree or the wall of your property we have servicemen who can be of assistance. They will either eradicate the hive or if possible evacuate the hive & then seal off the area where the bees have been entering. A 3 month free service period usually applies to these treatments.
What do I do if bees are swarming?
Swarming bees form a ball of living animals that may be the size of a football with the queen in the middle. We recommend that you leave the bees alone and stay away from the area. Also ensure that other people stay away from the swarm because many people are allergic to bee stings. The bees will usually move on within 24 hours. If the problem persists or the swarm is in a high pedestrian area please give us a call & we will advise as necessary.
I have found a bee hive hanging from a branch, can you help?
If the bees have built a visible honeycomb, and we can reach it, the bees and honeycomb can be removed by one of our experienced servicemen. Often we can relocate them back into a white bee hive box and remove them from the property.
What happens to the honey inside a wall or ceiling?
It usually dries out unless there is a very large amount. If it seeps out through walls or ceiling then it should be removed after the bee control is completed. This involves cutting large holes in walls and scraping out the honey and honeycomb, a very messy job but unavoidable if a nest has been allowed to get established for several years. This is an additional job we can quote to do if needed. We recommend bees are removed immediately from house cavities to avoid this problem.