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What is the best, dog-friendly way to kill a bees nest?

asked 2015-05-14 15:14:43 -0500

We have a nest growing in our back yard and I'd like to get rid of it, but the sprays are all toxic to dogs. Does anyone know of a good non-toxic way to kill a bees nest? My dog has gotten stung once and I'd like to prevent this from happening again.

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answered 2015-08-26 15:37:13 -0500

I second Laura's recommendation to relocate the hive if they're a valuable variety for pollination - need all the pollinating bees we can get! A lot of beekeepers will actually do this for free, do a quick search online for local beekeeping groups to find someone in your area.

If they're not a good kind to have around or you can't find someone to relocate them, peppermint oil is toxic to bees, wasps and hornets. There are some non-toxic sprays on the market that use only peppermint oil as the main ingredient and they're very affordable (plus it'll make everything smell good!).

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answered 2015-05-15 16:52:31 -0500

Depending on the type of bees, you may be able to get someone to come relocate the hive for you. Honey bees, Mason bees, and a few other varieties are valuable for pollination and pest control, and you may even be able to find someone to move them for free.

I also found this: http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Bees

Not sure exactly how useful it is, but maybe it can give you some tips.

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answered 2017-03-02 20:49:24 -0500

In almost all areas there is a person willing to relocate bees, or even actively searching for hives to protect. If you google your area and bee relocation/hive relocation/something like that, you should be able to find someone who is willing to do this perhaps even for free! They are very valuable to the eco-system and CAN be relocated by professionals, but I would not attempt to do this or spray the hive yourself.

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answered 2015-08-26 19:01:31 -0500

I wish I knew about the peppermint oil About 15 years ago when I couldn't find anyone to relocate them. We noticed a softball sized clump of bees developing on one of our branches within an hour it became the size of a football. I spayed them with the hose. Half flew away & half were drowned. Mix the oil in a yard sprayer you attached to a hose and set to a fine mist they should all survive the wet reminder to relocate on their own.

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answered 2015-08-26 15:46:52 -0500

You need to relocate the hive that is in a safe place.

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