For beekeepers, the swarming of bees is definitely a blessing but for the ordinary citizens who know nothing about beekeeping, a bee swarm is a curse; and when they see plenty of them in their residence, they often resort on ways on how to get rid of bees.
The swarm is even more dangerous if these bees are the widely known Africanized bees. This is because these kinds of bees are capable of killing a person.
This is actually one of the common concerns in some communities. There are reports that there are cases wherein the victim of the bee attack is killed because of the sting.
When it comes to the behavior of bees, you should know that bees are not actually hostile insects. They show aggression only when disturbed. This is because they think of moving towards their hive as a threat.
So naturally, they are going to protect their house by taking the initiative to attack the moving object that for them brings danger.
When bees attack you in hundreds while you are not wearing any protective suits, do your best to get away from the hive or swarm as much as possible. There are victims of bees that died due to bee stings.
If you are among those people who have little knowledge about beekeeping and you happen to stumble upon a group of bees bustling around with a very disturbing noise, this is a bee swarm that you should avoid. As much as possible, just run away from the bee swarm.
Don’t try to approach the bee swarm by spraying the bees with liquid or shelling poison as this is not effective to remove them.
Instead, you will only be faced up with the worst-case scenario particularly when they caught you without wearing any protective coverings. The best option is to run away or stay at a far distance from the beehive.
However, if the bee swarm seems to settle in your backyard, just wait without disturbing them until they are going to move to another location. But if there are little children, better to call for professional assistance.
However, before calling any professional assistance, you must determine first if the bee swarm is a group of honey bees or Africanized bees.
This will provide information for the bee removal team to bring the appropriate materials to be used.
Also, describe the location of the bees and how long the bee swarm has been settling in that area. If you know someone in your area who is engaged in beekeeping, you can also call his attention to help you with your problem.
In actuality, a bee swarm is not a real threat to individuals. They only attack when their hives are being disturbed. This is simply their way of defending themselves and protecting their hives from the intruders.
So if there is any moving object going near to their hives, which are usually humans, guard bees are ready to die in an attempt to protect their house for the danger that they sense.