Live bee removal to solve infestation permanently
Article by Richard J Jackson
The best way to undertake live bee removal in a home or property infested with bee is to allow professionals to handle the job. Humanely dealing with the problem of bee infestation in a populated area is a delicate procedure, especially if the invading species is the Africanized bee. These bees are notorious for their propensity to attack at the slightest, or even without, provocation. And its territorial instinct is quite extensive, reaching to as far as one mile from its hive.
Another quirk with the Africanized bee is that it closely resembles the relatively more benign European honey bee. An ordinary lay person will have difficulty telling which is which, making bee removal complicated as there are undergoing efforts to control the spread of the Africanized bee in the American continent.
The experts’ modus operandi after capturing a colony of Africanized bee is to quarantine the hive, and isolate its queen to prevent it from mating with her drones. A queen from the European honey bee variety is introduced into the Africanized colony, and pretty soon a much gentler bee colony develops, arresting the spread of the killer bees.
Some technology is also employed in the professional way of live bee removal. The more advanced bee control experts use miniature cameras to locate bee hives hidden in voids in home structures or buildings. With these cameras, there is no need to bore holes in a trial and error fashion to find the invading bees. Laser thermometers are also sometimes employed to detect the heat (95