View Full Version : HELP: Large bee hive stay or go?
07-15-2012, 05:58 PM
Hello Raw foodies,
I just found that I have a very large bee hive on one of my lemon trees. My neighbor is scared to death of them. She swears if they sting my dogs they can KILL my dogs (I have two dogs). I think the dogs are smarter than that. I do not want to kill the bees. That is the last thing I want to do. Any ideas? Experiences with this? Help please.
07-15-2012, 06:09 PM
Keep if you can. Contact local beekeepers for further advice. Bees need all the help they can get.
07-15-2012, 06:12 PM
We hire a friendly beekeeper to come and remove and relocate when this happens to us.
07-15-2012, 06:17 PM
ide search internet and youtube , maybe you can relocate hive youself with little effort
ide search ' relocating bee hives '
www.motherearthnews.com might have ideas , in their archives or if theyve a forum
07-15-2012, 06:18 PM
youtube stuff : http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=relocating+bee+hives&oq=relocating+bee+hives&gs_l=youtube.12...522.7198.0.94184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 0.2423.1j16j1.18.0...0.0...1ac.DfoTRM4Gd04
07-15-2012, 08:29 PM
I've actually found a number of people who say "Let them bee!" (Sorry, couldn't help the pun). Obviously, they are essential to my garden or they wouldn't be there. I hate to kick out welcome guests. From what I understand, life could not exist without them.
Anybody live with a bee hive in their garden?
07-16-2012, 10:45 AM
I have a bee hive on my property. Next year I'm gonna set out a few more hives and see if any bees take up residence in em. I have no issue with bees bothering me while I'm in my garden.
Is the, "hive", in your lemon tree just a large cluster of bees that showed up in the past few days? Do you live somewhere that it's warm all year round......bee's typically won't build a hive out in the open unless it's an area that will stay warm year round. So if you get winters then the hive you're describing could just be a swarm that's looking for a new home.
Still though....either way I would get em into an actual hive, even if it's warm year round because wind/rain/hail could destroy the hive if it's out in the open. Call the fire department, they are typically in contact with a few people who will remove bees, you can also search for a local bee club.
07-16-2012, 12:16 PM
I live in So CA. It's very warm and very bee friendly. It's a hive. They seem very happy. I'm going to leave them alone. Anybody else live with a bee hive in their garden?
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