Problems with bees increase exponentially when they come in close proximity to humans, causing a nuisance. An increase in beehives in urban areas especially around schools, childcare centers, and public places are a risk to public safety.
In spite of the risks, these social insects are an important component of the ecosystem. They are powerful pollinators because most of their life is spent collecting pollen which leads to the production of fruits we can eat, and seeds that will create more plants. They help maintain ecosystem balance.
Potential Risks of Beehives
With destruction and fragmentation of habitat, bees are forced to inhabit urban areas which increase the risk of human-bee conflict. Bees may get aggressive if disturbed by us humans and there is the potential for a bee sting. Some people are allergic to bee stings and this can cause severe sting reactions.
To control the bee population in urban areas, bee exterminators or bee removal services are preferred.
How People Get Rid of Bees
There are many ways to get rid of bees and are used on a daily basis.
Traditional Use of Smoke: Burning dry leaves or rotten wood below the hive forces the bees to leave.
Insecticides: The use of agrochemicals on the hive or on the feeding site helps in driving off these insects.
Repellent Sprays: Spraying a mixture of vinegar and water is an easy and quick method.
Soapy Water: Mixing a solution of soap and water and spraying it on bees is also an effective method.
All the above processes are effective, but not safe for bees or humans. They agitate and irritate the bees which increases the risk of getting stung. These processes can even kill these insects. Large-scale mortality can cause a cascade of reactions and disbalance to our ecosystem. To avoid this, a safer method of beehive removal is preferred.
Bee Relocation Method
Bee relocation is an environment-friendly method to get rid of bees. ORIGIN is the first pest management company in Singapore to provide bee relocation services. ORIGIN aims to save bees instead of killing them with safe handling and low-risk transportation.
Safe bee relocation by ORIGIN ensures that the beehive is transferred to dedicated bee farms. This ensures that the bee population is kept alive in good health, allowed to continue their pollinating activity freely, and their products are harvested in a sustainable way.
Benefits of Bee Relocation
Bee relocation services have transformed the approach of bee removal and bee exterminator services.
A vital role is played by the public awareness through:
Educational Programmes: Campaigns increase awareness for bee conservation.
Environmental Talks: Changes public perception towards the protection of social insects.
Beekeeping lessons: Lessons for the general public help them to rear bees in a safe and error-free method.
In time, we can enjoy home-grown Singapore Honey from these relocated beehives, when we all help to grow and contribute to Singapore bee farms.
How ORIGIN Does it Right
At ORIGIN, a team of skilled technicians assess the environment of the beehive, identify the species, and choose the appropriate approach for relocation. The key objective is to relocate the hive in a professional and safe manner by using protective barricades and signages that ensure public safety.
The hive is collected in an ORIGIN customized box and relocated to bee farms. This promotes the sustainability of our ecosystem, increase in the population of native bee species and their products.
If you see beehives near you, contact ORIGIN for safe and sustainable bee relocation. We will do the job in no time!