How to Get Rid of Bees – Practical Methods

Bees are colony insects that are highly sociable and like to live in hives that contains thousands of them. While bees are an important part of the ecosystem, they can sometimes prove to be much of a nuisance and even danger to your farm and family.


A Sneak Peak Why You May Need to Get Rid Of Bees

Getting Rid Of Bees

1. To Save the Headache of Allergy

People who have bees allergies are usually at a great risk if they get stung by the insects. There are cases where such people have even died just because they were bitten by bees.

2. To Avoid Getting Attacked By Stinging

Even those who are not allergic to bee stings can still be stung by bees and end up in much pain. Bee stings are very painful and therefore vulnerable people like children ought to be kept safe from them.

3. The Chance of Getting Aggressive

There are various kinds of bees that have been found to get aggressive when drought sets in and they lack flowers to get nectar and water. Bees will also just get wild when they are trying to protect their nest.

Bees that get aggressive have been found to attack people and animals wrecking massive injuries to their victims. For these reasons, bees are some of the most dangerous insects to have near your home or garden.

The Simple Step on Getting Rid Of the Bees


Bee Identification

When you are ready to get rid of bees from your garden, you need to figure out first if indeed it is really a bee. There are insects such as the wasp that looks quite similar to bees, and they can be very aggressive.

Please note that bees are usually less imposing and if you find out that what you are going to deal with are not bees you definitely should stop and look out for ways that wasps can be dealt with. On the other hand, if you have found out that indeed it is bees that you are going to deal with, keep reading to find out the next step you will follow.

Find the Bee Hive

Bee Hive

The next step after indentifying the pests and confirmed that indeed they are bees that you are going to deal with you will move to find their habitat (hive). Bees are insects that do most of their activities during the day and like to go back to their habitats (hives) at night.

To easily find their hives, it may be best to do the task at dusk when the sun is beginning to set or even very early in the morning at dawn when the sun is just beginning to rise. Now you probably will have known exactly where the bees stay.

Killing the Bees

Killing the Bees

To effectively get rid of bees from your garden, you can kill the bees completely but you can also use a good natural bee repellant that can help repel bees naturally without the need to kill them.

Using a good insect killer spray that is sprayed directly on them inside their hive can help wipe the whole hive population out. Because bees can get highly get aggressive when they are provoked, much caution should be taken when spraying them with insecticide.

Just like it is mentioned above in this article that bees are diurnal (day workers and rest at night), the best time to go and kill them is at night or at dawn. At this time, the bees are usually not so active and hence the perfect time to combat them effectively.

As you set out to go and combat the bees in their colony, it is best that you wear protective clothing to protect yourself from any possible attack from the bees. It is also best to first check out for your local laws about how to deal with intrusive bees. Different local authorities have got different laws that govern how bees and other insects should be dealt with.

To effectively get rid of the bees from your garden, it may be best if you go back again the following day to spray the hive with insecticide to destroy any surviving bees there.

For the next two days, you should keep an eye on the hive at dawn or dusk to see if there could be still traffic of bees coming into the hive or out. If you fail to see any life of bees there then certainly you will have succeeded in eliminating them completely.

Removing Bee Hive

Removing Bee Hive

If you are certain that the bees you sprayed are all dead, you can then get rid of the hive. Getting rid of the hive will ensure that other bee colonies will not come and take up the hive and consequently become another nuisance for you in future.

If you are going to remove a hive that is on the ground, fill the hole where the bees used to get in and out of the hive. This may require some professional help preferably an experienced pest control person from a reputable company.

Methods Available for Bee Removal



Borax is one pesticide that is very effective at killing bees and many people have used it to effectively eradicate bees. Borax works effectively because once it is applied on bees that are outside of the colony, the bees will eventually get into the hive and poison the entire colony.

Bee Traps

Bee Traps

These traps are used to entice bees into them and once they get in they cannot get out. Usually, water is often mixed with sugar and used as bait for the bees. A plastic bottle can effectively be used for this purpose. Taking a plastic bottle and cutting the conical part off and then turning the funnel part upside down into the remaining lower part.

You can use sugar + water solution or simply just pour any juice that is sweetened. Bees like sugary things and they will easily get in the bottle to get sugar but will not get out.

It may not be a very effective way when dealing with many bees but will help reduce the number of bees in your compound especially if you don’t know the exact location of their hive.


We know how bees help with cross-pollination in farms to help our crops go through this important process. When bees get provoked they can really pose a great danger to your family and animals in your compound.

This is why you must be well acquainted with information on how you can effectively get rid of them before they attack or cause any harm.

About the Author Laura Bennett

Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.

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