Minimize Bees

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Shegan, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Shegan

    Shegan LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 1

    Does anybody have any suggestions about how to minimize the bees in ones yard?

    Thank you for your thoughts.
  2. Microbe

    Microbe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    Keep on spraying....... lol...... just had to say it.... peace
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    you mean like honey bees? As far as I know, honey bees are sort of an endangered species and it's not legal to specifically go after them and kill them.

    If they are swarming or nesting on the property ten I'd encourage the owner to call a local bee keeper and see if he'd be willing to flush them out. Also, he could check and make sure they aren't the killer bees that are infilitrating through the US.

    Hey, what's all the crap on your sig. line???? looks like a spammer to me...
  4. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,357

    Find the nest and kill it.
  5. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    I guess I have to ask why you're looking to eliminate bees? If it's a swarming or hive issue, I'd agree with Jason that it would be better to move them if possible. If we're talking abotu hornets and yellow jackets or other overly agressive species, then there are many insecticides that will knock them out. Otherwise, they're a necessity if you want to keep a healthy growing environment, which should be your ultimate goal.
  6. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    eliminate plantings that attract them. I have noticed certain shrubs and trees attract way more bees than others. If you see tons of bees around say the lilacs, then remove the lilacs.
  7. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 811

    The only time I think about bees and hornets is when they bite me. Ok, I know bees sting not bite. WHO CARES? If you are using shampoo and soap (including laundry soap) that makes you smell like a flower, STOP DOING THAT! They do make these products without the semll. Also, put a little bug repellant (OFF) on the brim of your hat. However if you stir up a hornets nest, expect to get bit in the ass.
  8. bugthug

    bugthug LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 57

    Identifty the type then treat accordingly.

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