What Is Bee Removal?
There has been a rapid change in the practice of bee removal through the years. Just recently, a specific type found in Africa has began in a state in America. Some of its colonies have pioneered in the northern part. Due to that, the state had a dramatic shift in the focus of bee removal because of the public's safety. The change was because of the behavioral difference of african bees and european honey bees taken note of beekeepers. The african bees, also called as the "killer bees", protected their hive so much thus were easily threatened. Even if they should not be called killers, they must be dealt with care and respect to avoid ugly happenings.
When you see a colony of bees nearby and is just unusually calm, never think that you are in a safe zone and danger is now within reach. As stated in research, the queen bee can live up to between six months and one year. If ever a new queen, the one that replaces the old, is born she will have to leave the hive temporarily to mate with other drones in the nearby colonies. And if it so happens that she mates with an african bee, her colony which was calm a few months ago will be africanized. Africanized bees has been living in southwestern states for many years. Half of african bee attacks were found to be due to victims not doing anything when they see an african bee colony. If only those nests were removed once found, bee attacks would have been avoided. In the past years, getting rid of a bee colony, or bee removal, was not allowed because they were endangered species.
It is a fact that we humans depend so much on them to pollinate our flowers and food crops. As a substitute, we inspired beekeepers to keep the nests and make use of it in their managed hives. The increase of african bees and the occurrence of many diseases, it lessened the number of bees and the increase of wild bees. The number of beekeepers that are willing to take the risks are running low. There is possibly 100-200 colonies of african bees per square mile in an area where they have established. If one wild bee nest is removed, it does not affect greatly the total population of bees. Never forget that state officials have NO plans of getting rid of all wild nests or african bees. For more facts about bee removal, visit this website at http://www.ehow.com/how_6636152_bee-removal.html.
Nonetheless, they are recommending that bee nests found in areas where people are be removed by a professional and certified pest control operator. There are five things a professional bee control operator must be able to do: 1)determine if the bees in your area is a swarm or a colony and tell you the difference 2)explain the procedure of removing to you before starting the process 3)suit up in a veil, sting suit and gloves while performing the removal 4)get rid of every dead bee and every comb associated with the colony or swarm 5)talk about bee-proofing