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Kirkby Honey Bee Nest Removal and Control Options

The Queen as Nest Builder

In a honey bee colony, it is the Queen who is both founder and builder. Queens who have mated the previous summer hibernate in soil and emerge in spring, looking for a suitable place to build a hive. Once found, the queen will lay eggs in batches of between 4 to 16. Within 4 days the eggs will hatch into larvae, they then pupate and turn into worker bees within 4 to 5 weeks. This process continues throughout the spring and summer.

Honey Bee Swarms

Honey Bee swarm in treeA hive grows too big when the queen can no longer communicate with all the bees. She will leave the nest taking with her up to 60% of the worker bees, leaving behind a new queen with the remaining workers. This migration is known as a swarm because the bees surround the queen to protect her. Swarms can occur throughout the spring and summer. It may take days for the swarm to find a suitable hive site, and while looking they will rest on trees or buildings.

Although bees are relatively harmless, stinging only when threatened, swarming bees feel especially vulnerable so it is advisable to keep away from them.

Identifying Honey Bees

Most honey bees appear alone and have the same 3 part make up of other bees (head, thorax and abdomen), but differ in 2 main ways. The honey bee is hairless under the abdomen, and their wings are different. Honey bees are members of the Hymenoptera order of insects, meaning they have 2 sets of wings that are hinged and operate as a single unit.

Honey Bee Control

Honey Bee HiveHoney bees are not considered a pest, in fact, they play a valuable role in pollinating plants and flowers. So if you see honey bees the best policy is to leave them alone. However, there are times when a swarm may be too close to your children and pets for safety and you have to consider honey bee swarm removal. Or maybe honey bee hive removal or Kirkby honey bee nest removal is essential for a person allergic to bee stings. Then there is the fear that many people feel when there are bees close at hand, and honey bee control is the only option.

Whether you are looking at; honey bee swarm removal, honey bee hive removal or Kirkby honey bee nest removal, it is important to keep you and your family safe, and also to protect the bee where possible. Here at Young's Pest Control, we specialise in honey bee control and you can trust us to act safely and humanely when dealing with your honey bee problem.