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Question DetailsAsked on 12/30/2012

I have beehives in my wooden shed. They are taking over. What to do? Who to call ?

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Call a few pest control companies to compare prices. I had a similar problem years ago. They come in proper clothing and can deal with this. Stay indoors while they are performing the removal.

Answered 5 years ago by sadie


This is not a DIY problem. You will have to make a lot of calls to find someone who removes bees. I had the same problem myself several years ago and called (felt like) 100 exterminators before I found one that removes bees. You can find them on Angies List if you are a member under pest control. Most of them specialize in termites or roaches so you have to make the calls.

Answered 5 years ago by Vern



The other comments are very good. Just be sure they are not Honey Bees. If they are call a Bee Keeper not an exterminator. The Bee Keeper can remove the Honey Bees without killing htem.

Answered 5 years ago by adeluca


i am a pest control professonial and this is an easy DIY thing.There are chemicals homeowners can use and be safe.Wasp,Hornets,Yellow jackets can easily be killed with something called wasp freeze.(found in your local hardware store,Lowes,Home Depot,etc.)Usually the best time to do this is in the morning or late in the evening when they are in the nest.This chemical usually shoots about 20 ft. to keep you away from the nest.If not afraid of being stung the best place to first treat is the exit hole on the nest.Spaying this area first causes the bees dying to block the hole so the live ones can't get out.Then pierce the nest with an aerosol can using a straw to treat the interior of the nest.I hope this is helpfull.

Answered 5 years ago by kgray2


If this is interior (enclosed shed) or one with a lot of stuff in it then a professional to fog them or using the frereze killer (about $9 a can, which will do a couple of nests) is probably the answer. If an open shed and you can move most of the stuff out so it will not get coated, then a long-range spray wasp, bee and hornet killer jet like Black Flag (about $10/can, will do about 10 nests) works good, but you will want to wash the area down with water afterward so you do not pick up a lot of pesticide working in and handling items in the shed. I use this for yellow jackets up under eaves overhangs and under decks - shoots about 20 feet so you are not in their defense perimeter when they get mad.

The pesticide spray also kills the returning beeds that were away from the hive when you sprayed - the freezing only kills those in the hive unless it also has a pesticide with it.

If there is a chance these are africanized bees, then I would suggest you leave it to the professionals - a pest control company.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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