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Old 16.06.2019, 11:16
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potential problems with bees at balcony

so, first spring in new home with nice balcony. but it looks like it will be the big problem since I have seen bees entering the holes between wooden planks.

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does anybody has any idea what to do to stop bees entering the holes? bear in mind, I have a dog so nothing toxic on the ground.

do this natural things really work - https://medium.com/@beemanhiveremova...e-97e9952743d8
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Old 16.06.2019, 11:19
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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

Bees or wasps?

Check with your landlord and/or get a Kammerjäger. You shouldn´t kill bees so if these are bees, you can also ask an Imker (bee keeper)
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Old 16.06.2019, 11:23
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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

same question - bees or wasps - one needs the beekeeper (highly likely you have a beehive in the roof) - the other needs the pest control (same thing, very likely there is a hive in there)...



Either way, if you are renting, contact your landlord to ask them to have it inspected. Bees should nOT be killed, they can be relocated (and you might even get some honey out of it!).
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Old 16.06.2019, 11:36
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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

Roegner – WASPs

My thought too. We had a WASP problem, contacted House-Lord who found WASP Nest (s) in roof and removed. We had to keep an eye out for reoccurrence that did reoccur due the old type buildings around us and re-infestation but easily dealt with.

Swisspea – Bees.

Yes that is right, Beekeeper will deal with them.

OP, zuzi666,



contact House-Lord or your agents who will investigate and take necessary action if necessary.
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Old 16.06.2019, 11:38
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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

Most likely wasps. Call the fire department.
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Old 16.06.2019, 11:43
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Roegner – WASPs

My thought too. We had a WASP problem, contacted House-Lord who found WASP Nest (s) in roof and removed. We had to keep an eye out for reoccurrence that did reoccur due the old type buildings around us and re-infestation but easily dealt with.
I just want to make sure that people check what kind it is before starting to clean up.

Yes, we had a wasp problem twice and had the Kammerjäger remove them (am allergic to wasp stings). Wasps love to return to the same spot if you do not clean up thoroughly.
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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

No need to do anything. Bees or wasps are beneficial for area. Unlikely they will sting.
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No need to do anything. Bees or wasps are beneficial for area. Unlikely they will sting.
Really? Wasps do not sting?

If wasps are in an area I need to be in regularly, they have bad luck.
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Really? Wasps do not sting?

If wasps are in an area I need to be in regularly, they have bad luck.
He didn't say "do not", he said "unlikely to". In my experience most bees and wasps are not aggressive and wanting to sting. Still, it's no fun to get stung and some people are severely allergic and need to avoid completely.

Zuzi, call the landlord. You want this resolved sooner rather than later, and there is probably a nest that will impact more than just your unit.
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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

We had a swarm of bees land in our garden a month ago. An amazing sight! Since bee keeping has become such a trend, we happened to have 3 different neighbors willing to fetch them and give them a new home.

Different story with the hornet queen whom we saw flying in and out of a gap above our terrace door. She was obviously building a nest. For this issue we contacted a lady from hornissenschutz.ch. She was very knowledgeable (much more so than the lay bee keepers that are our neighbors ) and caught and moved the hornet and her larvae. She can also help with wasps.
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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

don't know if they are bees or wasp and don't want to examin them. they are big (in my opinion) and thin.
will write my landlord. to survive with my fear till then, I have put tea tree in the opening where they are entering. maybe they will not come so often.
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don't know if they are bees or wasp and don't want to examin them. they are big (in my opinion) and thin.
will write my landlord. to survive with my fear till then, I have put tea tree in the opening where they are entering. maybe they will not come so often.
I've never tried it myself, but supposedly putting cloves into half a lemon and leaving near the spot where they like to hang out can help deter bees and wasps, particularly if you're having a picnic. Anyone tried it? I hate cloves so I never have any to hand.
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don't know if they are bees or wasp and don't want to examin them. they are big (in my opinion) and thin.
Sound like hornets (a large variety of wasp).

Bees are furry, short, and fat. Wasp are not furry, long, and thin.

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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

This helpful diagram of a b*5tard wasp should help...
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Old 16.06.2019, 13:24
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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

Also, bees have barbed stingers, so can sting you once, and then they die.

Wasps can do multiple stings.

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Bees are furry, short, and fat. Wasp are not furry, long, and thin.

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Honey bees and wasps are both long and thin and look very similar. Honey bees are furry in parts and wasps are not but you need to be pretty close to them to be able to see that. Wasps are much more aggressive than honey bees.
Bumble bees are the short, fat, furry ones and they are very easy to spot.
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Bumble bees are the short, fat, furry ones and they are very easy to spot.
Bumble bees are basically miniature pandas with wings.
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No need to do anything. Bees or wasps are beneficial for area. Unlikely they will sting.
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I've never tried it myself, but supposedly putting cloves into half a lemon and leaving near the spot where they like to hang out can help deter bees and wasps, particularly if you're having a picnic. Anyone tried it? I hate cloves so I never have any to hand.
Citronella oil works well.
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Re: potential problems with bees at balcony

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/pla...wasp-traps.htm
This kind of wasp trap ( add vinegar to the sugary solution to deter bees ) works really well to reduce unwanted visitors attracted by ripe fruit/jam sandwiches
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