Make sure you look around the house for hole in walls etc as your swarm might decide to go into your walls and create a bigger problem or better yet, just call us and we will come out and nab it! A Bee Colony: is after a bee swarm decides on a place to live and begin to build their new home . The queen lays eggs and the nurse bees raise them into adult worker bees to build and fill the bee colony with honey for the winter. Honey bees do not hibernate. In Florida bees only need a few days to get honeycomb started and only a few weeks to get it filled with honey. Now is when your bee swarm’s defense mechanism kicks in as they now have a home to defend. This is where Africanized bees get their reputation for they designate more bees for defense, so beeeee careful! If there is lots of room in the wall , floor, chiminey or attic, the bee colony can grow quite large before it senses a need to divide. This is why you do not want to stop up the hole or spray a bee colony thats in your wall etc. What you will end up is either a wall full of rotting honey or a colony wandering through your walls looking for a way out..which might mean bees in your kitchen or shower! Call us for a free connsultation before you get into trouble.
Hives are those cute white boxes you see in the orange groves with bees buzzing
The word hive can be used also as a verb, i.e. you can hive up a colony of bees. But a technically speaking ae “Bee Hive” is a box of bees.