How To Remove Bee Poop

If you’re a beekeeper, those little yellow globs of sticky stuff that seem to appear out of nowhere on outdoor furniture, windows and driveway is good news, it means your bees are all behaving as they should; saving their poop for a cleansing flight away from the hive.

If you’re not a beekeeper and you’re on a neighbouring property that’s directly in the flight path, it’s most likely not good news.

As much as we need bees and the more of them we have the better, their yellow mustard like globs of poop are a nightmare, especially on cars.

Initially bee poop will be sticky when it falls and hits your car, however it quickly hardens into a solid lump that is very difficult to remove.  If you’re lucky enough to get to the poop at the sticky stage a good dousing with water can usually shift it, if left to harden even the most robust car wash won’t get it off.

So what will?

I’ve found two of our natural products remove bee poop – as long as you move quickly and don’t let it set for a long time.

Wendyl’s Baby Wipe Solution put a little on a chux cloth, rub over the poop and it will dissolve.

Green Goddess Hemp & Eucalyptus Dish Wash works a treat, to use dampen your chux cloth slightly then put a little dish wash on, rub over the poop and hey presto, it’s gone.

Once you’ve removed all the splotches wash your car as usual. These two methods also work for windows, furniture, roofs etc. However I’m not sure if it will work if the bee poop has been there for months, I got mine off quite quickly.

This is what has worked for me, as with all our blogs posts they are from personal experience. Triona.


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  1. Hi Triona I have been washing my car with the cleaning paste for a few years now and that gets rid of the bee poo every time without any effort.

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      Hi Anne, that’s a more difficult, you can use the dish wash as a spot remover for each spot by putting a little on and rubbing it (this can still leave a little yellow stain but it does fade) Or you can make Javelle Water and remove each spot by applying it, here’s the link to the recipe and application information.

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      Both those methods worked on my silver car, hmmmmm, I might have to go back to the drawing board if those two options don’t work for everyone.

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