Removing Honeybees From Underneath A Wall In Your Home

14 December 2015
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If you have noticed honey bees buzzing around your yard, and that same buzzing sound has been heard from inside a wall in your home, they could have made a temporary residence within your home as they scout out an area to make a hive outdoors. It is important to be careful when dealing with honeybees as they are an important source of pollination. Here are some ways to have honeybees removed from the home.

Call A Beekeeper

Many beekeepers will work with a homeowner in removing bees to relocate them to their own property. A contractor would be needed to cut a hole in your wall so the bees can be accessed. It is a good idea to have both professionals come to your home for the same session. A beekeeper, like those found at, will use a small vacuum extractor to remove the bees into a holding container. This machine will gently suction the bees from the honeycomb without injuring the bees. They will try to remove as much of the honeycomb intact as well.

Use A Pest Control Service

Like a beekeeper, a pest control service would need the wall opened up so they can perform their job effectively. This method should be used if the bees pose a threat to someone in the household due to an allergic reaction as the bees would need to be eradicated immediately. While bees are useful to the environment, it is not against the law to use kill methods for removal if necessary. The pest control service would use pesticides to kill the bees. The honeycomb in the wall would need to be removed after the session to avoid decay and odor.

Try A Relocation Method

Observe any honeybees outside to see where they are getting into the home. You will not want to block off this area as the bees will then be trapped inside your wall with no way out. You can however make an apparatus that allows them to get out but not back in. Attach a piece of chicken wire rolled into a cone-shape to the exterior of the home, covering the opening that bees are getting inside with the larger end. The hole protruding from the home should only be an inch or two in diameter so the bees will have difficulty flying back inside. This can be left in place for several weeks before opening the wall to remove the honeycomb and any stragglers.