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Professional Bollington Honey Bee Nest Removal

Honey bee on pink flowerHoney bees are reasonably common in the UK during the spring and summer months and are known for their role in pollination, as well as for the production of honey. Although they are able to sting, in most instances, honey bees are not a major threat or concern to homes.

However, honey bees swarm, meaning that hundreds or even thousands of the bees can be in a relatively small area, posing a serious threat to health. In addition, they can form nests on or in households. In these instances, Bollington honey bee nest removal or honey bee control techniques are needed.

Appearance and Behaviour

At present, only one species of the honey bee is commonly found in Europe. The honey bee differs from other bee types in appearance, as it is long, small and slim, somewhat resembling the appearance of a wasp. They make use of a dance, known as a waggle dance, to communicate information to each other regarding resources.

Honey bees are extremely social and form colonies with as many as 50,000 bees living in the same nest. They are primarily known for their production of honey, which is used to feed their young but also collected by humans. Additionally, worker bees secrete beeswax, which humans collect and utilise for a number of different purposes.

Swarms and Nests

Honey Bee swarm in treeUnlike other bee types, honey bees establish their nests as a swarm. Swarms consist of one mated queen and a vast number of worker bees. These worker bees scout the nesting site prior to establishing a wax comb and the nest then serves as a home to the colony, which can consist of 50,000 bees. Queens can live for up to four years.

The most obvious sign of a nest is a large number of bees in the nearby area, but the nests themselves are not necessarily a problem. They become an issue if the nest is established on or near a home, or if the bees begin to swarm in large numbers. This usually requires a professional honey bee swarm removal service.

Young's Pest Control

If you encounter a nest or infestation, it is vitally important that you do not attempt home honey bee control remedies, as the bees can pose a serious health risk. At Young's Pest Control, we are able to offer both professional honey bee swarm removal and Bollington honey bee hive removal services, using the best techniques available.

Our Bollington honey bee nest removal services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and emergency response is available. Moreover, prices are fixed, with no call out charge. So call Young's Pest Control today.