Having a beehive in the yard can be scary for some people and even seriously dangerous for anyone with a bee allergy. However, bees are important for pollination. Without them, fruits and vegetables would not grow and flourish properly. This creates a problem. You must decide if you want to get rid of the bees by having them moved to a different location or exterminated. Here are a few facts that will help you make the decision.
In most cases, bees are not going to be any trouble unless you mess with them. They go about their business of flitting from blossom to blossom, pollinating fruits, vegetables, flowers, and trees. In fact, if you come across a bee while it is carrying pollen, it is probably "drunk." The bee will leave you alone as long as you do not threaten it. Unless there is the risk of someone who is allergic being stung, you should seriously consider having the hive moved to a different location on the property. If you are worried about people who are allergic, contact a professional removal service to come and move the hive somewhere else entirely. If the hive is not on your property, but you see many flying about, taking care of business, you should simply leave them alone.
You need to know that in some areas it is illegal to kill bees for the most part. However, if there is a swarm, where there is a large number of bees flying about, not pollinating, the law will allow you to contact an exterminator. You may also be allowed to kill bees that are flying over your property but do not have a hive there. If there are no restrictions on killing bees, be sure to contact a company that will do so without using chemicals that will be harmful to you, your family, your pets, or anything else.
Whether you want to have the bees moved, or need to have them exterminated, you should hire professionals from companies like Agricultural Pest Control Services for the job. You can expect them to wait until evening, when the bees have all gone back to the hive, to do the work. Be prepared for some smoke if you are having them moved. The smoke is used to keep the bees from coming out of the hive to try to find out what is going on. In addition, whichever you choose, you should keep the area clear of people and pets to prevent the chance of a swarm.