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Beehive Removal from Black Mountain, Sunshine Coast

This hive was figuring on biggering and biggering it did. This was one pretty impressive 6 month-old hive, relocated from the wall of an old Queenslander at Black Mountain, in the Noosa hinterland.

This hive was figuring on biggering and biggering it did. This was one pretty impressive six-month-old hive, relocated from the wall of an old Queenslander at Black Mountain, in the Noosa hinterland.

This hive is a good example of how quickly a colony can grow inside a wall cavity when the conditions are right. The homeowner had been tolerating their presence, but quite a few bees were ending up inside the house at night and were resulting in stings. But getting stung in bed or while getting up to the bathroom in the middle of the night is undoubtedly more than most would tolerate, and we were called in to solve the problem.

It’s not an uncommon story for our clients to be happy to put up with the presence of a beehive until they start to expand and get a little out of control. We have even had clients hospitalised before calling us.

Bees get attracted to lights, and at night time, if there is a little gap from the hive to the inside of the house, bees will find their way in. They will do the same during the day, but usually, they will fly to the nearest window to get out again. Bees accumulating on the inside of windows could be a sign of a beehive in the wall, ceiling or floor of a home. The best course of action is to open the window and remove the insect screen to let the bees out. If the problem persists call in a beekeeper to assess the situation.

Thank you, Lynette and Ray, for calling me in to save these bees. Royalty free music by Bensound