There is a reason that people specialize in a task; it can be a tricky and dangerous one. This is why you should really leave removing bee hives to the specialists who know how to remove bees.
There are a number of people in the population who are considered to be allergic or hypersensitive to bee stings. As with any allergy, an allergic reaction to a bee sting can vary from a mild reaction to one that is life-threatening. Even for those who are not allergic to bees, their reaction to being stung will also have varying degrees in severity.
For someone who has been stung for the first time, it is more the shock of the pain that is being given to them by a bee and their reaction will be more of panic from hearing from others how badly it hurts. Feelings of panic and anxiety will make the pain seem much worse than it actually is.
The body’s reaction to the sting will vary in how much swelling there is depending on the location of the bee sting, how sensitive that area is, and how long the bee’s stinger has been intact. The venom that is released through the stinger is what causes the reaction. By removing the stinger as soon as possible, you can alleviate some of the pain and swelling you are likely to have for the next several minutes.
Because of the pain a bee and its stinger can cause, for both those who are allergic and those who are not, most people will seek to remove bees from the radius around their homes. This includes the bees themselves and their homes if the bees were unfortunate enough to try to build a hive so nearby.
When the day comes and you find that a swarm of bees have decided to take up residence in or near your home, you will want to contact a professional who knows exactly how to remove bees in a safe and effective manner. Even if they can cause the occasional stinging pain, bees help to pollinate the plants and provide honey so killing them off should not be an option when a professional can humanly remove them from the premises.
Bee removal experts will walk you through a couple of methods on how to remove bees and which way you would prefer them to proceed with. Once the job is done, the bees should not come back but if they do and even if you had watched the professional remove the bees, you should not attempt the task on your own because it can be dangerous.
Just seeing bees in your backyard does not necessarily mean that there is a hive near your home. In fact, bees tend to travel as far as three miles from the location of their bee hive to find food. So there is no need to worry if a couple of bees are pollinating your flowers but you still may want to take a quick glance around the edges of your roof to check for signs of a hive just to be on the safe side. If a hive is in the processes of being built or has already been created, there is still no need to panic. Just call a specialist and they will come to relocate the hive and the bees.