Preventative measures that may be taken to keep bees from a yard consist of making sure garbage cans are sealed, eliminating standing pools of water, and planting marigolds, red dianthus or geraniums around the yard. Natural bee repellent can be made by combining banana peels, sugar, vinegar and water in a 2-liter bottle or by cramming mothballs into old pantyhose.Know More
Bees normally search for sugars or carbohydrates to bring back to their hives. Sealing garbage cans deters bees from entering a garden.
To make a natural bee repellent, cut small strips of a banana peel, and insert them into a 2-liter plastic bottle. Add a cup of sugar and a cup of vinegar, and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Leave 2 inches of room at the top. Hang the bottle at the perimeter of the yard using a piece of twine.
Another option is to take a pair of old pantyhose, and tie the legs closed. Stuff the stockings with mothballs, and hang them up around the yard. The odor of the mothballs keeps bees away. Bees also do not like the pungent smell of marigolds, red dianthus or geraniums, so planting them around the perimeter of a yard repels the insects.Learn more about Invasive Insects
Get rid of bees in an organic, nontoxic way by luring them away with sweet smelling fruit. It can take several days for bees to permanently leave a location. You need a sandwich bag and fresh fruit such as mangos or pears.Full Answer >
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Ground-nesting bees can be encouraged to move to another location by sprinkling water on their nests. These docile bees do not form colonies and each nest is home to a solitary bee. However, they do tend to nest close to each other so there may be more than one nest in the area.Full Answer >
To get rid of bumblebees, put on protective clothing, spray above-ground nests with liquid pesticide and treat subterranean nests with bellows-blown pesticide dust. This one-hour process must be performed at night. It requires protective clothing, a beekeeping veil, flashlights, aerosol pesticide, pesticide dust and a pest-control duster.Full Answer >