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How to Get Rid of Bees in the House, Tree, and on the Ground

So if you want to learn how to get rid of bees without getting bitten then you are in the right place.

Those bee stings are painful, as I have experienced many times, and you do not want that to happen to you. 

If you are allergic to bees, do not come close to bees as there will be some serious health issues for you.

Although bees are important to our nature they help maintain the environment. There are more bees than humans on the planet.

But still, I fear them despite their sweet heavenly honey. I want to get rid of those bees as soon as possible.

Get Your Safety Armour to Not Get Stung

Before you use these bees-removing ideas, get yourself a safety armor. And also save yourself from getting stung or bitten. 

Wear a thick cloth that covers your whole body, use a helmet on the head and sunglasses, and full-cover shoes.

Do not leave any place on your body open where they can get in your body and bite.

What to Do If You Get Stung?

If you ever got stung while removing them, run to your nearest medical store. Ask them for immediate treatment, especially if you are allergic to bees.

I would say stay away if you are allergic to bees. 

If you are not, use some cold water or ice. After a few minutes, it will not hurt much. I am talking about my experience of getting bitten by bees a few times. 

Also, read: How to get rid of flies in the house

What to do If you get Stung

How to Get Rid of Bees Safely

I remember when I created a cloud of smoke with my brother as a 12-year-old boy to break a bee hive and enjoy the honey in it. The honey was white in color with a sweetness out of this world.

The honey you buy from the market is not white and is not that good in taste, like pure white honey. Okay, let’s get back to how to get rid of bees using a few ideas.

One more thing, all these ideas are super effective in removing all kinds of bees.

Like carpenter bees, ground bees, wood bees, honey bees, and bumble bees if you have an underground nest.

1. Use Smoke to Make them Leave

Get rid of bee hives using smoke

First, take some half-dry leaves and bind them on top of a stick with some cloth dipped in petrol and light the fire.

Then blow using your mouth to create smoke. Turn off the fire so that the smoke continues to spread and does not burn the leaves altogether.

Then wave that smoke in from the bee hive for a few minutes and they will lever. You can also use wood instead of leaves or anything that may produce smoke when burned.

2. Use Vinegar Spray 

Use Vinegar Spray to get rid of bees

Mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray the hive and the bees from a distance. You can also mix a tablespoon of dish washing liquid and hot water for spraying.

But know that the nearby flowers will die because of it. So cover them up if you have flowers in that place.

3. Throw Garlic Pest at Them

Through Garlic Pest at the bees

Garlic is a natural bee repellent. Get some garlic from your kitchen, create some pests or powder, and throw them at their bee hive.

Bees hate garlic and can not stand the smell it produces. They will leave but will come back after a day. You have to do the same after a few days to throw them away for life.

4. Use Bee Spray

bee srray

5. Throw Powder Dust at Them

powder dust

6. Install Electric Buzzer

electric buzzer

The sound will disturb them and they will leave soon. You can build this buzzer at home or just buy one from the store.

7. Throw Keorsene at them Directly


8. Use any Ultrasonic Pest Repellent

© Nevit DilmenCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

9. Plant Bee Repelling Plants

bee repelling plant

10. Burn Citronella Candles


11. Palce Mothballs Near Them

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12. Create a DIY Bee Trap

bee trap
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13. Lay Cinnamon Near them


14. Plant Some Flytrap Plants

fly trap

15. Use an Insecticide

Insecticide Spray
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16. Mix Soap and Water for Spraying

soap water

17. Burn them Down


18. Destroy the Hive

bee hive

19. Hang a False Bee Hive Nearby

false bee hive

20. Call a Professional

pest control PRO

How to Get Rid of Honey Bees in a Big Tree

How to Get Rid of Honey Bees in a Big Tree

You have to break their hive using any of the above methods, like smoke or vinegar spray.

Those bee hives contain eggs and larvae that will grow after you repel those bees using the smoke. You have to break their nest so they can not live there anymore.

These bees will not go in that day you use the smoke. They will come back to take their eggs and larvae. But after a few days, they will leave unless you let them build the hive again.

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees in the House

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees in the House

In the house, you can not use smoke as that may damage the paint, or something can catch fire. Then here is your best vinegar spray or Kerosene oil spray if you have it in your house.

My uncle used the Kerosene oil spray in his house to remove the bee hive a few years back, and it worked well. I also got some honey to eat. That is why I recommend you to do the same.

But if it has too complicated for you and the hive is somewhere that is not accessible. Then hire a professional who can throw those bees out of your house without getting stung.

How to Get Rid of Ground Bees on the Yard

How to Get Rid of Ground Bees on the Yard

Getting the bees out of your yard is a bit tricky. If you use any dangerous chemicals, it may damage the soil and the plants around it. It also may harm your kids if they ever get in contact with it.

That is why use Diatomaceous Earth (a powder) and spread it on the soil where they are. This powder is non-toxic to humans but can help you get rid of those bees.

You can also spray vinegar at them, the effect will be the same, but vinegar may damage the plants around it.

Plus, you can use any mixture farmers use to kill those plant-eating bugs in their fields or gardens. You can block their path to get out of the hole by placing a big stone.

That will make them starve and die over time unless they have a different road to get out.

How to Get Rid of Bees in the Car

Get Rid of Bees in Your Car

Getting the bee out of your car is the most difficult task. There are a lot of places where bees can hide, and you will never know they are there unless they sting you.

  • Start with the vinegar spray and see if that works.
  • Use smoke from a distance and see the result.
  • If not, then use some garlic and hang it near their nest.
  • Call a professional if all the ideas do not work.

He will remove them by breaking the next by hand. Try yourself now.

How to Get Rid of Bees Nest

How to Get Rid of Bees Nest

Removing a bee nest is not too difficult, no matter how big it is, unless you are afraid of getting stung. Just follow the steps.

  • Get a full face mask, hand gloves, and a fully covered jacket.
  • Create smoke using wet leaves and wave at their hive.
  • Then, slowly break the hive and collect the honey.
  • Clean the area with vinegar so they do not come back.
  • Or you burn their nest down with direct fire.

These are my personal Idea, and it works as I have told you my childhood story.

How to Get Rid of Bees on the Ground

How to Get Rid of Bees on the Ground

Ground bees are a bit more dangerous than all other bees, and their bite hurts a lot, as I have experienced many times. Here is how to get rid of ground bees.

  • Create a mixture with vinegar and water and spray on the hole.
  • Throw kerosene oil or petrol and burn the whole colony down.
  • Throw diatomaceous earth powder in there to kill them all.
  • Flood their nest and close the hole so they can’t get out.
  • Use cinnamon in the soil.

Do not use the vinegar and fire ideas if you do not want to kill nearby plants. Be careful and use them with common sense.

How to Get Rid of Bees Without Killing Them

How to Get Rid of Bees Without Killing Them

Okay, now we have talked about a lot about how to kill those bees. Now, it is time to talk about how to repel bees without killing them. 

The best thing you can do is to scare them away. Here is how.

  • Plant a few bee-repellent plants like rosemary, lavender, and Catnip in your garden.
  • Spray a mixture of soap and water in their nest.
  • Break their nest using a stick, but do not burn them with fire or smoke them.
  • Abduct their Queen, and they will leave the place following her. (It takes a professional to identify the Queen).
  • Burn a cinnamon candle near them. It will repel them.

I would say do not mind if they survive or not if they are biting you. Just kill them. But if you love bees, use those above ideas and have a peaceful day.

How to Get Rid of Bees Naturally

How to Get Rid of Bees Naturally

If you do not want to use any kind of mixture, spray or fire then follow the below natural bee removal ideas.

  • Relocate their hive using a false market-bought bee hive or using a sugar bait.
  • Transfer the Queen bees into a new hive.
  • Use pest control plants.

There are not too many natural ways to repel bees, but you can use the above ideas.

How to Get Rid of Bees Nest Permanently

How to Get Rid of Bees Nest Permanently

After you have removed them, make sure they do not come back. For that, spray some garlic pest or powder in that area or Cucumber peels.

So that that place becomes a dangerous place to create a hive for them.

If you do not do it, they will come back in a few days. They will start to rebuild the hive as before. Take action before that happens.

What is the Quickest Way to Get Rid of Bees

Bee Repellent ideas

The best way to get rid of bees is diatomaceous earth powder. It will not harm you but will kill those bees.

Spread the powder in their nest or where they hang out, and they will leave your house or car.

But do not let your pets eat or inhale the power it may cause problems in their stomach. Use it carefully.

Bees Nest Removal Process FAQs

Bees Nest Removal Process FAQs

How long does it normally take to get rid of bees?

They normally leave the area after 2 to 3 days. But it may take more time if they build the nest again and you have the break it again.

How to get rid of bees quickly?

Use a toxic power like Diatomaceous Earth and spread over them, and they will happily leave.

How to get rid of carpenter bees?

Use vinegar spray or Kerosene oil spray on the bee hive, and they will leave instantly.

How to get rid of bees in the car?

Use vinegar spray or smoke them from a distance. Hang garlic near their nest. One of the ideas will definitely work in removing those bees.

How to get rid of ground bees?

Use diatomaceous earth powder and spread it over their nest and those bees will die there.

How to get rid of honey bees?

Break their hive using smoke or vinegar spray to get rid of bees from your tree permanently.

What do bees love the most?

They love sugar or any kind of flowery thing. If you have sugar and sweets in the kitchen or have good flowers in the garden, then be aware of the bee’s arrival.

How can you safely avoid bees?

Always wear light-colored clothing and never wear something too yellow and too red if you know they are nearby. They will sting you for sure.

Last Words

So this is how to get rid of bees safely from your house, tree, yard, and car. But use some safety clothes before work so they can not sting you.

If you get stung, do not worry, as it will go away after an hour unless you are allergic to bees. So I wish you the best of luck in bee repelling.

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