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Bees are best removed from dog kennels

The average dog kennel is usually in a shady spot, with a bowl of water in close proximity, it is also dark and quiet, especially if the dog only uses the kennel at night. Kennels are also built to keep wind and rain out but have ventilation which are all the things a swarm of bees will be looking for.

Because the entrance to the kennel is not really for humans it may be difficult to remove the bees without upsetting them and endangering yourself. Rather bring your dog inside, close all the windows and doors and call a bee remover to come and remove the bees.

bees are often home to swarms of bees. Bees are more inclined to sting darker colours and quickly moving objects, and you on your hands and knees in front of your dogs kennel is bound to get him excited, making him a perfect target for a swarm of angry bees. If the dog has long or curly fur the bees might get caught up in it and will definitely sting, this fur also makes it difficult to remove the stings. Sadly it has happened that pets have been stung to death by angry bees, so even if your dog is not really a house pet, save yourself the heartache and let him come inside until the bees are gone.

Bees like other animal homes too

We know bees like kennels and bird boxes, but they may also like the quietness of a rabbit hutch. The rabbit will almost certainly not pay ant attention to the bees but he will be in a rather precarious situation. Regular cleaning of the hutch will let you know what is inside, and daily visits with your rabbit and you will quickly notice any bees flying in and out.

Although bees in hives can co-exist with free-range chickens, it is not the same when bees fly into a chicken coop and decide to nest there, there will be clashes and your chickens will be in danger. If you have a chicken run, you may want to check it out every week or so, jut to make sure your chickens have bee free living quarters.

 

Updated 24 November 2014