HONEY BEES TREATMENT / REMOVAL

Bees in a bird box or a swarm of bees at easy to reach levels, will be charged at £45.00 to sort, (not chimneys or high level work). All other work is to be quoted but a call out charge will be made of £25.00 if we cannot carry out any work. (A swarm of bees are similar to the picture above, or smaller, not the odd one or two).

Bees are not a protected species, however we do not kill them where possible, but re-house them.

Most honey bees are retrieved and stored in a special honey bee vacuum where they can breathe and be safe, whilst they are being transported. Even though we aim to collect all of the bees, it is difficult and can be a lengthy process to retrieve all of the bees that are involved with the swarm. For this reason alone we can remove the bulk of the swarm including all that are seen at the time of us collecting them, but cannot guarantee that there will not be a return of some straggler bees that have been out flying at the time of us collecting the swarm.

By us having a recognised standard of work practice you the customer are reassured that we are trying to recover the bees as safely as possible, and in the event that they do have to be destroyed, then collateral damage / bees deaths, is at the minimal number / amount possible.


HONEY BEES TREATMENT / REMOVAL

The legislation regarding pest control is really quite strict, more so in the case of bee treatment, whereby the access hole to the hive and honeycomb must be sealed after treatment. This small but significant action is to stop any casual invaders from other hives and swarms from stealing the contaminated honey. If this part of the treatment is not carried out, in a proper manner, it may be possible for the invaders to carry the contaminated honey and chemicals back to their own hive / swarm and kill them.


If this happens both the customer and the technician that carried out the work can be substantially fined.

On top of the problems that can be caused through treatment, all traces of contaminated honey should be removed from its resting pace. This as you can imagine the longer the colony is left alone the more costly the work can become.