Bumble Bee

There are about 19 different species of bumblebee (and six species of cuckoo bumblebees) found in the UK.

  •  They aren’t easily confused with any other bee. They are rounder, larger and furrier and come with a variety of coloured stripes across the end of their tails. Nesting sites are normally found underground in abandoned burrows, bird boxes, under the decking, or in the compost bin.
  • Bumblebees are social insects: they live in colonies of up to 200 workers with a queen and her daughters (the workers). Bumblebees have an annual lifecycle, with new nests being started each spring by queens. The queen bumblebees are very large, and from February onwards can be seen feeding on flowers such as willow catkins, bluebells, and lungwort, or flying low over the ground searching for a nest site.
  • Some species prefer to nest underground in abandoned burrows of rodents, while others nest just above the ground in dense grass or leaf-litter. The queen stocks her nest with pollen and nectar and lays her first batch of eggs. She incubates them much as a bird would, sitting on the eggs while shivering her flight muscles to produce warmth.

Upon finding a bumble bees nest Contact Us and leave everything as it is.

How we get rid of bees

  • 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 we will try our best to relocate them using our expertise or the help from our bee keeper contacts. We are one of a few companies in Lancashire that will relocate them instead of just treating them .
  •  Only if the location of a nest is dangerous and removal is not possible, treatment will be used  AS A LAST RESORT.

Re-routing bumblebee nest entrances

  • It is much easier to re-route bumblebee nest entrances to make the bees enter and leave in a different place. This is especially useful if the entrance hole brings the bees into close proximity with people.
  • We use a 2cm flexible pipe wedged into the entrance and the other end tied/placed in a more safer placing landmarks around it for the bees to use as navigation points. once this has been done you will be able to sit back and enjoy the bees.

Moving nests in bird boxes

  • Please take note that if we are required to move a bird box that contains bees this will be done towards the end of the day as this will allow all working bees to return and activity to quieten down.
  • We will seal all entrance holes on the bird box preventing bees falling out whilst in transportation.
  • With all our bees collected, we find suitable relocation’s.

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