How To Keep Bees & Wasps Away

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How to keep bees away? Our advice - pay attention to your property and look around your house, sheds, greenhouse, and playhouses. If honey bees are flying in and out of an opening in your home, see if there’s a beehive inside. Be careful, beehives can have thousands of bees in it.

Bees need just a small stucco crack to get into your house and build a hive. Bees can take up residence inside a vent, a wall, window frame or under the roof of a building. Once bees have moved into a structure, getting rid of them can prove most difficult.

Honeycombs must also be removed to avoid further damage. It is simply best to have Conquistador Pest & Termite remove and clean out any existing hives and then bee proof any potential problem areas around your home to keep the bees from returning... Read more about bees.


Do It Yourself Preventative Measures

  • Use wire netting to cover attic openings, irrigation-control boxes and water-meter boxes.
  • Fill holes and cracks in walls, roofs, and foundations.
  • Remove trash so bees do not move in.
  • Fill in animal burrows.
  • Keep your shed doors tightly closed.

Interesting Honeycomb Facts

  • A honeycomb cell has six sides.
  • Honey never spoils.
  • Honey is 80% sugar & 20% water.
  • One pound of honey = 2 million flowers, 55,000 miles, 300 bees
  • Honey bees have been sent into space by NASA twice: in 1982 and 1984. On their second trip, the bees built a normal, functioning honeycomb in zero gravity!
  • Most hives are formed in the spring and could be hiding around your property
  • An average 3-month-old beehive may have 20 to 40 pounds of honeycomb.
  • 50,000 bees found in 9-foot long beehive under roof of AZ home (reported April 23, 2017)

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