Honey Bees are very beneficial insects and have a very important role in the ecosystem. Through their foraging activity, they help the pollination process of plants to occur. When possible, it is best not to kill the colony. They can however move into a home at which time they can be a threat and a pest that needs to be removed and relocated.
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If possible the honey bee colony will be removed and relocated with the aid of a local beekeeper (Click Here For List). With the colony gone you will realize you have the unique problem of having a bit of honey in your walls that will need to be removed. Since the honey bees are gone eventually the honey will fall and create a huge mess and possible another pest problem. Honey recovery may be possible with the aid of the bee keeper of through a contractor who will open up the wall and replace the section once removed.
If moving the colony is not an option, the first step in controlling honey bees is to eliminate the ones that have invaded. After that, it may become necessary to remove the honeycomb that they have made to prevent future infestations or invasion by other insects, by opening up the wall to access.
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