Honeybee colony removal in Santa Rosa can only be successful if you remove every bee from the hive. Your treatment will be deemed successful. But if you don't take the extra step of removing the hive and the honey that goes with it, you run the risk of being re-infested by another bee colony in a short amount of time. Bees can smell the presence of another hive when they are swarming. Aggressive bees like Africanized bees will completely exploit a built-in "abandoned" hive. The work of preventing reinfestation can look very different depending on where the nest is. The wax honeycomb may melt if the honey is not removed from storage, causing the honey to spill and drip into the drywall. A single drop of honey in the kitchen can attract foraging ants.