Originally Posted by mj88
I've got a deck and recently got a patio set...just one major issue: I think there's a beehive nearby because there are way too many bees.
I'm now googling methods to keep them away.
Ugh, what a pain.
Are they bees, or are they hornets? Bees shouldn't "bee" a problem, and if they're honeybees, please don't kill them. Keep flowers away from immediate eating and seating areas. Unless they're Africanized, they won't hurt you unless you step or sit on them. A beekeeper could help relocate the hive.
Hornets, on the other hand, are nasty beasties, very territorial, and with wicked stings. If you need to spray the hornets, locate the nest and spray in the evening after they've gone to bed and are dormant. There are good products that can hit them from a distance. Hornets can sting repeatedly, honeybees die once they sting. Hornets can also have above and below ground nests.