How do I get bees out of my wall?
Options for removing or eradicating bees from walls
- Just leave them alone unless safety is a concern. Homeowners often follow this advice.
- Contact a pest control company for assistance.
- Find a beekeeper that will physically remove the comb and bees after the wall is removed exposing the nest.
- Eradicate them yourself.
Does smoke make bees go away?
But it is also released from the stinger of honey bees as a signal for other bees to attack! In an established hive, a gentle blow of cool smoke will also cause the bees to gorge themselves upon honey stores. So if the bees have been established for a few weeks or more, ‘smoking them out’ is simply not possible.
How long can bees live trapped in a wall?
Queen bees live for up to five years but do not normally leave the hive. Bees seen outside or indoors are usually worker bees.
What does a smoker do to bees?
Smoke masks alarm pheromones which include various chemicals, e.g., isopentyl acetate that are released by guard bees or bees that are injured during a beekeeper’s inspection. The smoke creates an opportunity for the beekeeper to open the beehive and work while the colony’s defensive response is interrupted.