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Beehive In Your Backyard: Tips To Help You Stay Safe Around Bees

Bees are extremely important to the ecosystem, but that does not mean you or your family want a beehive in your backyard. You should have a professional remove the beehive to protect your family and the bees as soon as possible. The following tips should help keep you and your family safe while you wait for the bee removal specialist.  

Do Not Attract Them

You are probably staying indoors as much as possible, but you might need to pass by the beehive from time to time. You should make sure you do what you can to be safe when you pass them with the following suggestions:

  • Avoid wearing floral scents from perfumes, colognes, or your detergent because bees will be attracted to these smells.
  • Avoid dark clothes because bees might see you as a threat, forcing them to be on guard and ready to defend themselves more.

Try to wear pale clothes or just a plain white shirt for the time being. 

Use A Natural Bee Repellent

The strong aroma of tea tree oil may help repel bees. You can purchase pure and organic tea tree oil in your local health food store or online, which could cost you around 9 dollars for 15 milligrams; this amount could change depending on the purity and size of the bottle you purchase. The best thing you can do is make a bee repelling blend that you can spray on everyone in your family. Just follow the steps below to make it:

  1. Purchase a regular spray bottle.
  2. Fill the bottle with 95 percent purified water or living water.
  3. Add about 15 drops of tea tree oil and shake.
  4. Use this spray whenever you need to go near the beehive. 

Another thing that you can try is using a tea tree incense stick for two reasons; one is the tea tree oil scent itself and the other is because smoke can help repel bees. Smoke warns bees of fire and may also disorient them if they get too close, so chances are that they will stay away from you. 

There you go, those are just a few tips that may help you stay safe should you really need to walk by the beehive. Remember that these tips are only meant to help but they do not guarantee that a bee won't sting you, so do your best to get your beehive removal specialist, (such as one from ASAP Bee Removal) to take care of your issue as soon as possible.