Bees are everywhere and for good reason. They provide a basic need for most plants. Pollinating bees are responsible for the pollination of plants, which is the process responsible for the development of the succulent vegetables and fruit. Bees also provide us with delicious, sweet honey.
But while they are a necessary component of the earth’s cycle, they can at times be very dangerous to humans, particularly people with severe allergies to their stings. Sometimes they develop in multiplying factors and need to be reduced in numbers or removed altogether.
By paying close attention to how a bee behaves and how they operate on a day-to-day basis, you can kill an entire colony of bees without getting hurt or stung. Sevin dust acts as a poison to honey bees. It is an effective manner in quickly killing them. Here’s what you need to do to get control of your bee population, using sevin dust.
Note: Always try natural and peaceful removal methods before resorting to killing a colony of bees. Try to contact a local beekeeper to see about having the hive relocated, and consult them for tips on ways to deter bees from settling around your home.
Step 1 - Get Yourself Prepared
Dress appropriately. The ultimate outfit will provide you with the maximum amount of protection from a bee sting. We recommend dressing in long sleeves, long pants, boots, a hat, and gloves.
For extra protection, roll out the duct tape and seal the areas between the end of your clothing and your skin. For example, tape a seal between the hem of your pants and your boots. Tape another seal between the edge of your jacket and the gloves.
Purchase a respirator at any home improvement center and put it on over your nose and your mouth. Put on the hat and add the insect netting. This will protect your eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Make sure you push the netting underneath your jacket and then seal the space between the netting and the jacket with another layer of duct tape.
Step 2 - Approach the Beehive
In the morning, before the sun rises and before the heat of the day begins to appear, is the best time to approach the beehive.
Step 3 - Apply the Sevin Dust
In a quick, sweeping motion, apply the sevin dust to the opening of the beehive. This should be the same place you see the bees entering and leaving. Spray as much sevin dust, as quickly as you can. If there are additional holes in the beehive, try to apply additional applications of the sevin dust in these locations as well, focusing on the largest holes first.
Step 4 - Apply the Sealant
Quickly and efficiently, spray the foam sealant into the largest hole (usually the entrance and exit of the beehive). This will prevent the bees from leaving and escaping the hive. Spray a thin mist of sevin dust on the exterior of the beehive and in and around the foam sealant as well.
Step 5 - Check the Beehive
Check the beehive for any future activity. When everything looks dormant and inactive, remove the beehive and discard it.
Killing Bees FAQ
How long does it take sevendust to kill bees?
Sevin Dust is designed to be a quick-acting pesticide that begins to kill bees immediately upon contact. However, it can continue to impact insect populations for several years after application.
Is Sevin Dust bad for honeybees?
Sevin Dust is toxic to all kinds of bees, including honey bees. The bees are the least active in the early mornings, if you're looking for a time to spray that will cause the least damage to insect populations.
Will Sevin Dust kill hummingbirds?
Sevin Dust can be toxic to smaller birds, including tiny hummingbirds.
Is Sevin Dust harmful to birds?
There are multiple ways that Sevin Dust can cause damage to birds. Not only can Sein dust be toxic to smaller birds, but it can also be toxic to the stuff that birds eat.
This can cause some damage to the entire little ecosystem that's happening out there in your yard. However, the ecosystem will right itself again in time.
How do you keep bees from coming back?
Rather than kill bees every year or every few years, try some bee prevention, such as growing bee-repelling plants. Any plant in the mint family is very effective at repelling bees.
The smell of garlic also repels bees. Sprinkle garlic powder in areas of your property where you don't want to see bees to keep them away. You will need to sprinkle new powder after every rain.