Tree trunks and hollows are the common areas where bees build their hives. Removing bees from trees can be a challenging task for you. Usually, a beehive in a tree trunk may have 5,000 to 20,000 bees. If you choose DIY bee removal, then you will have to buy a protective suit, equipment and learn the bee removal technique. The cost involved in DIY method is way higher than the cost of hiring bee removal specialist or beekeeper. There are bee removal companies that provide live bee removal using humane methods.
If you choose to remove bees yourself, then you need to do some post-removal tasks as well. Once you get rid of bees, the smell of decayed honey will attract the new bee colonies to build their hives. Hence, it is recommended that you should fill the tree hollows after removing bees. If the hollow is quite large, then you can fill the trunk with newspaper and close it with expanding foam. This will prevent the future bee infestations.
The limitation of DIY method is the lack of knowledge and skill. Many people think that bee removal is an easy task. However, when it comes to bees in tree trunks, they can pose a danger to your life as bees usually attack in swarms when they feel agitated or threatened. Getting multiple bee stings can take you directly to the emergency ward of the hospital. Hence, do not take Bees in tree trunks lightly.
It is essential to identify the type of bees before executing the removal process. Africanized bees are quite aggressive and dangerous. An ordinary person will not be able to determine if the bees are Africanized or not. Professional bee removal experts will first identify the type of bee and then execute the removal process accordingly.
If you enjoy poisoning chemicals, then go for bee extermination. However, if you want to remove bees without killing them, then hire a beekeeper or humane bee removal company.