If its honey bees, phone a beekeeper (however if the swarm is properly moved in, there isn’t a lot they can do). They had only been there 3 days but they had built 6 combs the center one was 6 inches long. Since the nest is in your siding, you have never seen it, only the bees entering and exiting. Classifieds Rules Because these areas provide necessary protection, they are a very attractive place for bees to create a colony. A soffit is the underside area of your roof overhang. It actually makes sense if you think … It’s one of the more common places bees enter in order to build their hives. With other bees, I can’t imagine they’d be a problem, they’re not aggressive/annoying like wasps. My house has vinyl siding. I did a soffit removal about 3 weeks ago. … They are fascinating and beautiful little beasts and mine produce great honey! They got noisy enough to consider extermination last week but now gone a bit quieter. What I had thought was an old bee hive hanging from the tree, was in fact a 1m+ long bee nest, a good 20cm thick at it’s base, covered in bees, from the ground it looked like it was just dark brown and dead, turns out the dark brown was covered in little curious bees. Make sure you also spray the … Come mid July, they’d all disappeared. 🙂. We left well alone. They were a lot more welcome than the wasps who moved in the year before. Premier Club I was kind of hoping there might bee a few more puns and song references. When choosing flowers for your entry, remember that wasps and bees are attracted to yellow and … Bee's In My Soffit What Am I Going To Do? So mum and dad wasps are like crack heads with the supply cut off hence annoying you in the pub beer garden later in summer,especially if you have a sugary alcohol style drink. After dusting in the void where the wasps have a built a nest you can try spraying the siding with a product such as Talstar P. You can spray once a month and any wasp that … Next, they close the soffit and seal it with caulk for extra protection against future invasion. The queen had already laid a few eggs but I didn't use them. Cones and vacuums are just extra weight if you can reach the space. Just seen that a round soffit vent has fallen out and there’s a steady stream of bees going in and out the hole. Bees often enter homes and structures through attic ventilation holes. Bees are beneficial to us for many reasons, so it’s best to avoid methods that kill them off. We’re leaving them there; it’s nice to have them to be honest. What’s the best plan? I've collected swarms before and even removed a colony built into the kitchen ceiling of an old abandoned farmhouse, but a neighbor has a colony that has built into the soffict/fascia. You will need a little handy knowledge for the soffit removal/replacement if you want a professional job. I was wondering if traping with a cone trap, a bait hive, and using a bee goo or some other scent would drive most of the bees … They could be masonary bees which like to live in walls in which case they very rarely return to the same place to set up home. You’ve started me off now, pity poor Geoff tonight on our two pint Tuesday meet up. Prevent a new problem by making sure that the old one is taken care of thoroughly. If i just leave them bee will they do any damage? The soffit is technically the bottom of the eave. Just seen that a round soffit vent has fallen out and there’s a steady stream of bees going in and out the hole. Most helpful. I used smoke (heavily at times) and cut the hanging mass into the nuc I was holding. They find the perforations easy to clasp with their claws as they scrunch and bend the aluminum panels. In this video, I show you how to easily prevent wasps, bees, and hornets from building hives around your house. If the company … Apply the insecticide by squirting the bottle over the openings that the bees are using. When they come for you? Mind you, even if it was the best pun in the world, I don’t think I could bring myself to link to anything by the second most egotistical man in pop. They aren’t … Prepare Insecticide. … And, luckily, there are easy, natural solutions to keep bees … How to Eliminate Bees Living in Exterior Siding. In addition, cracks and other openings in eaves allow birds to enter homes, creating even more problems . Privacy For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. This is an ongoing yearly problem. checking in as i have a similar problem and MrsMomo is convinced that they will get in to the loft and eat the house, or something, [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_-vxAFcQIU[/video]. Birds nesting in soffit vents may become hostile when residents venture too close. Not heard of tree bees before. It could be a swarm that’s looking for a new home, the bees will swarm, find a stop gap home for a few days and then move on to somewhere more suitable. The GAF Cobra vent (not the country or snow country cobra) ridge vent can help solve this problem. Put on a beekeeper suit -- the all-white suit and helmet you see beekeepers wear to avoid being stung -- before attempting to get the bees from the soffit, and clear everyone from … Bees are cool, m’kay? While some people may advise you to just shoot the nest with a store-bought bee spray or water, know that these sprays can make even the most docile bees … http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27701591. Student at work keeps bees back home and not interested in moving them…. The topic ‘Bee's In My Soffit What Am I Going To Do?’ is closed to new replies. Well played Ninja's, well played... A forum community dedicated to beekeeping, bee owners and enthusiasts. Bee guys burnt the nest. They prefer being inside as opposed to being outside, nonetheless bees can build on the outside but its not near as common. Make sure you hit all exits, perhaps referring to the points that you taped off. Once the soffit is out of the way, they are inside setting up house in the … They could be masonary bees which like to live in walls in which case they very rarely return to the same place to set up home. I tore open the underside to get to them and my bee vacuum was pretty useless. This will keep out pests without restricting airflow through the vent holes. It solves it because of the microwoven fiberglass makes it difficult for unwanted wind … Installing a chimney cap is a good way to prevent them from moving in. Boxes, bbq’s , trash cans, junk lying around the yard. Make all necessary repairs immediately. For ground dwelling bees, which tend to be less aggressive, but can still do plenty of … Bees really are suffering at the moment from pesticides and invasive pests. One bee isn’t going to cause a problem. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada, is an independent enthusiast website owned and operated by Content on is generated by its users. If they are honey bees and have decided to set up house in yours wild colonies unfortionately rarely survive a winter by themselves so no worries there. First you'll need to determine if it's wood soffit, aluminum soffit, vinyl soffit, or wood covered by aluminum or vinyl soffit. Bees often go inside of attics or parapet walls at the roof because of the elevated location and protection against predators. Tarping. is not in any way affiliated with. Try to get some pics from various angles for best results. Keep the area around your entry well maintained to deter them from building nests there. The main danger with live honey bees is the comb can drip and get everywhere. Something by Sting, perhaps. Simply stuffing a crack between the soffit and a … In the picture below These bees … This will prevent the scout bees from informing the swarm of the potential nesting spot… Come join the discussion about breeding, honey production, health, behavior, hives, housing, adopting, care, classifieds, and more! Now that is interesting, we had this a few weeks ago, swarming under the soffit, but no sign of them now. what would you rather bee or a wasp!!!!!!!!!! Thanks danny. Wait Until Dark. You’re gonna fix those bees that’s what you’re gonna do, My father used to collect swarms and re-home them…, Local council probably the best bet – I know that local bee-keepers used to register with some councils, I spoke to a bee keeper on thursday last week, wouldn’t touch them as they’re not honey bees, would only intervene if they posed a threat to someone or were inside the house (not just loft). I can see where they enter / exit, but I don't know exactly where the nest is. if you love somebody, let them Bee…. JavaScript is disabled. Cut-out would be quicker especially if they are newly established. Where the siding meets the concrete foundation of the house, bees are going up there and I assume they’re building a hive of some sort. Buy hardware cloth with 1/8-inch or 1/4-inch openings. Newsletter Settings, Viewing 32 posts - 1 through 32 (of 32 total). We had wasps last year on the other side of the house, they got the poison gas treatment. So that’s how you teach kids about the Birds and the Bees 🙂, said not to bee worried about them as they’d not bee able to cause any damage. I have a yellow jacket nest in the soffit (eaves) of my house. This is easy to stop. I started a very similar thread last summer. I found the queen afterwards and marked her. Expect these to attract new bees. Attention homeowners! Link Removal 😯. Screening the vents is optional; vents are slant cut to prevent … It doesn’t appear many got the song reference. An effective substitute is to apply treatment to the scout bees lingering around your home. Carpenter bees are borng into the fascia boards and rafters on my porch. They’ll be gone in a few months and don’t do damage. Ours are crawling up the wall behind soffit and doing a fair hike to end up under loft insulation. No damage but the stripey arsed feckers will steal the nectar from your flowers, if you let them be. IIRC the conclusion was that a bee-keeper will happily take away honey bees and can relocate non-honey bee nests. I have a bee vacuum that I made is my best bet to remove the soffit/fasica and try to remove everything. going up a ladder to the roof to collect a swarm is not a very appealing idea even if you know what you are doing. We have some that have moved into a bird box. Other types of animals and insects to look out for include bees… Whatcha gonna do? 2. 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