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How to get rid of Bee's

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Bonnie23, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Bonnie23

    Bonnie23 Occasional commenter

    So not work related at all but home related.

    I have a bee's nest in/under my shed and there are some huge bees! I think there's about 30 from what I've seen today.

    Obviously bee's are becoming endangered so I don't want to kill them but I'm looking for a friendly way to get them to 'move home'.

    I've been told smoke pellets but I don't know if they will kill them or not.

    Cany anyone advise? I've never had to deal with this before.
     
  2. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Who is 'Bee'? And what is it belonging to her you want rid of? :confused:
     
  3. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Surely one bee shouldn't be much of a problem?
     
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  4. frangipani123

    frangipani123 Lead commenter

  5. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Ignoring the apostrophe issue, your house insurance might cover this if the bees are coming into the house.
     
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  6. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    You should contact a bee keeper/ hive owner. They should be able to deal with the nest safely, without harming the bees.
     
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  7. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Leave them alone - Bees don't cause any problems to your property, and nor are you in danger of being stung if they are left alone and unprovoked. After the summer season the bees will go away and not return to the nesting site the following year. By the time a colony has become obvious its activity will be about to decline naturally. Generally, colonies formed in spring usually decline naturally by late July, if not sooner. Therefore if at all possible always leave bee nests alone to thrive as their presence is actually beneficial for gardeners and their crop.
    • Relocation - If a nest is outside or underground then there shouldn't be a reason to really move it. In more conventional and accessible places such as bushes, trees and sheds, then contacting a local beekeeper or pest controller to relocate the nest is an option. If you suspect you have honeybees and they are causing you problems the BPCA suggests you use a swarm collector from the British Bee Keepers Association (www.bbka.org.uk/swarm). In most cases they will come and collect the swarm free of charge. Only if the location of a nest is dangerous and removal not possible, should the next step be an option.
     
  8. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Just ignore them. Bees are good.
     
  9. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    If you must move them call in an expert, do not try to do it yourself it could be hazardous
     
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  10. Toomuchtooyoung

    Toomuchtooyoung Occasional commenter

    Leave them. We had bumble bees in the garage and they quite happily did their own thing, whilst I dug around for the gardening stuff. We delayed knocking the garage down until the bees moved on. I quite enjoyed getting on with my jobs whilst they worked alonside me.
     
  11. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Bee's (sic)???

    Oh for God's sake!!!

    They are probably coming in to look for some punctuation guidance.
     
  12. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    [​IMG] Bee's umbrella was lost, and found in the British Museum. I love the Ant and Bee books
     
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  13. Bonnie23

    Bonnie23 Occasional commenter

    I can't believe I didn't notice my own apostrophe mistake! I'm normally really good with them. :oops:

    By the looks of it they are bumble bees by their markings/size. I will see how they get along. Unfortunately I have an allergy to them or I wouldn't be as cautious; plus it's an area that I have to regularly go in and out of. They seem to have made their hive/nest underneath my shed along the doorway where it is raised off the ground slightly so each time I open the door five or six fly out to investigate.

    If not I'll take your advice. Thank you!
     
  14. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    My barber is a beekeeper - only the other day he said he had to relocate a swarm using a handy food waste container. I've got a nest close to my greenhouse and they're no bother, but there'll be somebody local who can advise you.
     
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  15. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Just made a slight tweak there.
     
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  16. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    If they are bumble bes they will be to busy to worry you unless you try to touch thier nest. They can sting many times so i do not advise that.
    I have swarms of then feeding off the Lavender and Rosemary in the back garden and they ignore me as I work out there. They are busy blitters and ar probabaly getting ready next years queens who leave and hide during the winter.
    it is i believe an offence to destroy a bumble bees nest.
    If you ave an allergy to them make sure you kep you stabber with you..but walk calmly dodnt trya andcatch them or annoy them and they shsould leave you alone.
    My bumblebees were stili working at turn 9 pm last night
     
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  17. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

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  18. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    Get in touch with your local wildlife trust. They will know people who can help. Smoke calms them but too much will kill them. We are losing bumble bees at an alarming rate manly due to toxic chemicals that farmers use ( on food we eat) which decimate insects , so get some advice.
    My family have kept bees for years and because the new farmer next door is not organic we expect the bees colonies to be dead within three years.
     
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  19. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    The Bumble Bee Conservation Trust recommends not moving nests for the above reasons of preservation.But they also acknowledge that if inconveniently placed as in your case,they can represent a danger.
    Their suggested solution is to have the nest entrance rerouted-here's the link, it's nice reading
    https://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/faqs/moving-bumblebee-nests/
     
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  20. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    O my, sorry, I didnt see you'd put the same link,having spent more than the difference in our posting time engrossed in the website
     
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