We do not offer a pest control services, however the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) offer a find a pest controller service.

Wasps and bees

Removing bees

Local beekeepers may remove/collect bees for you.

Our guide to identifying wasps and bees also provides contact details for local bee keepers.

The British Beekeepers' Association can help you locate you nearest beekeeper who may be able to deal with the swarm.

Bees

There are over 250 kinds of bees in Britain. The honey and bumble bees live in colonies and belong to a group known as social bees, but the majority of other bee species do not live in colonies and are solitary bees.

Bees are extremely useful insects. They have a valuable role in pollinating flowers and producing food. Many bees, like the bumble bee, masonry bee and mining bee are an endangered species and it is important to consider whether the bees are in a location that will cause a real nuisance or where they can be left alone. Many solitary bees have a short life cycle (6-8 weeks) and most bees will only sting if they feel there is a threat to their nest i.e. someone gets too close.

Bees within a house can be a nuisance. The problem often occurs, especially if there is a chimney, when the bees nest becomes dislodged and young bees fall down. Unable to fly vertically, they either have to crawl back up or more often than not feel the draught from a vent / fireplace and enter rooms. First and best solution is to open as many windows in the room to let them out. Then it is probably best to contact a beekeeper to smoke them out as soon as possible.

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