Beehives: Active or Inactive?

It is common for individuals who are honey enthusiasts to create a designated space for artificial hives around their homes and yards. These symmetrical structures have sliding frames that allow the bees to deposit their pollen into tiny combs, and people can collect the honey. These beehives may also be constructed out of boxes.

Common areas for beehives include:

  • Tree Branches
  • Artificial Hives
  • Tree Trunks

Uncommon Areas for Beehives

Uncommon areas for beehives can be found in areas where people practice traditional crafts. For example, people may create artificial hives using clay jars to collect the honey. Wild bees may build their hives in caves, but most people will never be aware of their existence. Beehives are usually asymmetrical, and they may even hang from rain gutters.

  • Clay Jars
  • Caves
  • Rain Gutters

Safety Tips for Homeowners

Active and unoccupied beehives may appear similar at first glance, and it may not be possible to tell if there is a danger of provoking the hive’s aggressive swarming behavior. Most active beehives will be apparent because the bees will fly in the areas in and around the hive. However, they may become invisible after the sun goes down, so the best method for dealing with the situation is to assume that every beehive is active. The beehives are constructed with a honeycomb texture, and a gentle buzzing sound can be heard when you listen carefully.

Always avoid using harmful treatments when trying to eliminate the beehive by yourself. Even if your friends recommend sprays, aerosols and toxic chemicals, using them could make the situation worse. Most common methods for dealing with active beehives can easily backfire. Active beehives can be unpredictable, so contact our professional pest control services today.