Things You Will Need
- Protective clothing
- 2 cans of insect spray
- Garden sheers
- Plastic bag
- Dish soap
Finding a nest of honey bees attached to your home can be a real nuisance, especially in warmer weather when the honey bees are out and about around your home looking for flowers to rest on. Removing a honey bee nest is a straightforward procedure that you can do yourself.
This will save you money on hiring an exterminator to do it for you. Be careful not to get stung.
- Dress yourself in protective clothing such as a long sleeve shirt, pants, a hat, work gloves, boots and sunglasses to attempt to prevent bee stings. Tuck your pants into your socks.
- Spray an entire can of insect spray over and around the honey bee nest. Let it sit for a few hours.
- Return to the honey bee hive and check to see if there is still activity. Spray a second can of insect repellent if bees are still swarming around the nest.
- Cut the honey bee nest to remove it after all the bees are dead. Use garden sheers to break it down, and a stick to get in to hard to reach spots. Deposit the remnants of the honey bee nest in a plastic bag and discard it in the trash.
- Fill a bucket with warm water and dish soap. Wash the area where the honey bee nest was with a sponge to clean away any residual beeswax.
- Look for any holes that can attract a new swarm if the honey bee nest was located in the walls of your home, and fill them with caulk.