How do bees get into my house?
The favorite place for bees is... the chimney! So if you see bees wandering in your living room or near the fireplace, there is a good chance that a colony has built its hive in your chimney.
The other possibility is through the different types of vents (roof, attic, wall, plumbing). Vents are holes or openings made on the roof or walls to evacuate moisture and heat (attic or roof vents) or to ensure air circulation (wall vents, ventilation pipes for plumbing).
And finally, the third possibility is through any hole, crack or space around your house. It can be the gutters, the space between the roof and soffits or holes left by other animals.
Are bees dangerous?
In general, no. Bees are not predatory species, simply feeding on nectars. The only time a bee would use its stinger is to protect its hive. And very often, it does so at the risk of its life. Indeed, when it uses its stinger, this one remains inserted in the skin of its victim, carrying with it a part of the abdomen and the internal organs of the bee, which leads fatally to its death. This is why it is so important to approach with caution a hive installed in your house.
Why do bees set up their hives in my house?
In spite of all the benefits that certain species of bees bring us, it can sometimes happen that a colony of bees installs its hive in your house, because the bees like dark and protected places.
Why remove the hive from my house?
The main reason is the hive itself. The sweet smell of honey can attract other insects or animals much more harmful than bees. In addition, the presence of the hive can damage the structures on which it rests.