The importance of bees, especially honey bees, in our environment can never be denied. Honeybees play a crucial role in our food chain, helping in pollination of our fruits and vegetables. Many flowering plants depend on the services of our natural pollinators – the bees, for pollination. Bees are so important that many farmers actually pay for beekeepers, so that their hives are around their land. If honeybees are the pollinators, you can be assured that crop yields are going to be three times the normal produce.
Bees are an integral part of our environment and their importance in our eco system can never be denied. They help preserving and spreading our forests with their pollination services. In fact, it is believed that there are several flowers which have evolved due to bees. Although bees are crucial for our environment, and bee pollen benefits are many and are quite vital for keeping our ecosystem balanced, some people are still incredibly scared of bee stings and bee attacks. If bee hives are found inside homes and gardens, every effort is made to remove the hives and get rid of bees as soon as possible. Bee removal can be done in many ways, without having to kill them. Their hives can be entirely removed, without causing any harm to them. Killing bees or trying to remove them from the environment entirely means demise of several species of flowers and plants due to no natural pollination and a threat to our ecosystem.
How many times have you heard that it is just impossible to transport honey bees, even a short distance, since it is highly dangerous for anyone. The best advice is that the bees should be transported at least two miles away so that they get some time to reorient themselves. Transporting the bees safely needs some preparation and of course a bit of practice.
Transporting honey bees safely is simple and if you know the right process, you will have no problems. Here are some tips on how to safely transport bees without causing any harm to the environment.
The best time to transport bees is early in the morning or in the evening, when all bees are around in the hive. All you need to do is block their entrance, so that they are not able to move out. Once their entrance is blocked you can easily transport them to another location, without any risk.
It is important to keep all bees sequestered for at least 72 hours, if this is possible. Once they remain locked up, they will reorient themselves, whenever they get a scope to move out. During this time, you can keep a bed sheet, some rags, or a leafy branch just in the entrance of the hive. This will force the bees to navigate a bit, as they move around, as soon as they move out of their hive.
After a span of 72 hours, you can open their entrance. There will be little confusion among the bees, about what was just in front of their hive. They will probably get a feeling that they are not in the same region and will try to reorient themselves, adjusting to the new environment. The distraction can be kept for at least 2 days and then removed. The honey bees will soon adjust to their new home.