Got a swarm, Bees Nest? What do I do to get Rid of them?
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What to do when exposed to a honeybee swarm, attacking bees or bees’ nest
Call a local Beekeeper who specializes in bee removal and bee rescue services in a humane, safe professional manner without the use of chemicals.
If the bees are attacking get to a safe place indoors, inside a car or a shed/garage. Cover and protect your face, hands and feet as much as possible.
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Steps to take when confronted by unfriendly and unwanted bees …Got a Bee Swarm…Bees Nest?
What Do I do?
Here are the steps which could be taken but these steps are not inclusive as every situation will be different for different bees and individuals. Below is a general list of steps to be taken when confronted with wild bees.
Step 1. If they are attacking you, your children or others try to get into a car, building or a safe space immediately. Honeybees will always attach to your clothes and walk from bottom up in most cases, if not covered from head to toe with clothes or jackets, they will find the smallest holes to squeeze into and sting you. They have survived million of years and probably will do so for another million unless humans eradicate them with the continuous uses of poisons and neurotoxins. If you approach a bee swarm go around it and do not provoke the bees. A honeybee swarm may have 20 or 30,000 and up to 60,000 bees.
Step 2. If the bees are not aggressive and if you have some time, then try not to disturb the bees and get to a safe place immediately. Alcohol, perfume, colon, fast aggressive movements, dark clothes may trigger a defensive response. Once the pheromone is released thousands of supporting bees will dive bomb, sting and attack almost everything in the vicinity in just a few seconds. Once provoked they become very aggressive to anyone in the immediate area (I have seen bystanders get stung who are about 100 feet away). A honeybee hive may hold 60,000 bees and they are all available to defend its hive although, rarely seen, it is possible several thousand bees will defend their nest.
Step 3. Caution others of the risk of aggressive bees.
Step 4. If the bees are in the home and have created a hole in the wall or ceiling immediately close the doors lay down a towel under the door way so they can’t get out and into the rest of the home. If you feel safe cover the hole with duct tape or cloth.
Step 5. DO NOT HIT STRIKE, SPRAY THE BEES AND GET OUT OF THEIR WAY TO A SAFE AREA. RUNNING INTO A RIVER AND HOLDING YOUR BREATH WILL NOT WORK AS THEY WILL HOVER OVER THE AREA SO WHEN YOU SURFACE YOUR HEAD BECOMES A GREAT TARGET.
Step 6. PROTECT YOUR FACE, LIPS, EYES, EARS, AND HEAD AS IT IS EXTREMELY SENSITIVE AREA WHICH CONTAINS MANY SENSITIVE NERVE PATHWAYS, LYMPHATIC SYSTEMS AND IF STUNG CAN SWELL EXCESSIVELY AND CAUSE SERIOUS IMMUNE REACTIONS. IN OTHER CASES CAN CAUSE EVEN DEATH IN SOME CASES. THE BEE INJECTS FORMIC ACID A PROTEIN WHICH CAN CAUSE HAVOC IN PEOPLE.
The Sting and Stinger
A bee jabs a single barbed stinger into the skin. Bee sting venom contains proteins that affect skin cells and the immune system, causing pain and swelling around the sting area. In people with a bee sting allergy, bee venom can trigger a more-serious immune system reaction.
Reaction to sting
After the bee stings the skin becomes itchy , swollen and is reddened. Sometimes the sting becomes very painful and can be fatal to others-seek professional help immediately as the airway may become blocked at which point a human will only have a few minutes to survive. Swelling and/or itching may also occur, but the pain usually disappears over a few hours. An insect sting or bee sting usually causes swelling, redness, and the itchiness/pain may last for up to a week.
If you are stung by a honeybee, they will leave a sack with the poison that will continue to leak poison into the skin. So, it is best to use a credit card, knife or sharp object to effectively scrap that sack out of the skin.
What chemicals/venom is in the sting?
The allergen or bee venom (formic acid) that causes the main “ouch” is melittin. … Phospholipase A2 is another protein that works with melittin to destroy cell membranes at the sting site. This ingredient, which makes up 12% of venom, causes pain and inflammation.
In more serious cases Epipen must be used because of the reaction adversely affecting the immune system.
Step 6. Call 911 if anyone is in serious danger has gone into shock or seizures or shows sings or breathing difficulties. Or call HoneyHoney immediately for our services to remove the bees at 289-799-9417