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ABC 24/7 Pest Control can rid your premises domestic or commercial of all Bee and other pest control issues
If you discover a bee's nest it is best to avoid contact with it and keep
your distance so as not to make the bees feel threatened, avoid any
actions which may aggravate them and contact us for free advice.
Wherever possible Bees and cones will be removed by a local Beekeepers Association member. (subject to nest site being accessible).
Pesticide treatments are only used on bee's nests as a last
resort, using HSE approved pesticides and all treatments fully comply with the Pest Management alliance Code of Practice Relating to the Control of Feral Honey Bees.
treatment is complete all reasonable steps are taken to prevent foraging
honey bees from gaining access to the treated nest. This is done by
blocking all the entrance points and where possible removing the honeycombs.
Honey Bees are well-known as hive bees: semi-domesticated for thousands
of years to produce honey for human consumption. They may form colonies
in the wild in wooded areas. As with other colony-living insects, the
hive is split into a queen who lays eggs, the workers who look after the
young and the drones who are reproductive males. The hive is made of
wax honeycombs, each divided into a number of hexagonal cells that are
used to rear young or store food such as pollen and honey
The larvae pupate in the cell which is
capped by wax until they emerge.
The first new queen to emerge may sting
following queens to death and will either take the place of her mother who will leave with a swarm or will create a new colony.
Common Carder Bee
One of our most common bumblebees, the Common Carder Bee emerges early
in the spring and can be seen feeding on flowers right through to
November. It is found in gardens, farmland, woodland edges, hedgerows,
heathland: anywhere there are flowers to feed on. It nests in cavities,
such as old mouse runs, in bird's nests or in moss mats in lawns. A
social insect, nests may contain up to 200 workers. The queen emerges
from hibernation in spring and starts the colony by laying a few eggs
that hatch as workers; these workers tend the young and nest. Males
emerge later and mate with new females who are prospective queens. Both
the males and old queen die in the autumn, but the new queens hibernate
Tawny Mining Bee
The Tawny Mining Bee is a common, spring-flying, solitary bee, which
nests underground, building a little volcano-like mound of soil around
the mouth of its burrow. Nests can often be seen in lawns and flowerbeds
in gardens and parks. The Tawny Mining Bee is on the wing from April to June,
which coincides with the flowering of fruit trees like cherry, pear and
apple. The female collects pollen and nectar for the larvae which
develop underground, each in a single cell of the nest, and hibernate
as pupa over winter.
Red Mason Bee
The Red Mason Bee is a small, common bee which nests in hollow plant
stems, in holes in cliffs, and in the crumbling mortar of old buildings.
It is a solitary bee so, after mating, each female builds its own nest;
she lines each cell with mud and pollen and lays a single egg in each
until the cavity is full. The larvae hatch and develop, pupating in
autumn and hibernating over winter. The Red Mason Bee is on the wing
from late March, and feeds solely on pollen and nectar.
Leaf Cutter Bee
The Leaf-cutter Bee is one of a number of small,
solitary leaf-cutter bees. Leaf-cutter Bees nest in holes in plant
stems, dead wood, cliffs or old walls, and can be seen in gardens. They
famously cut discs out of leaves (they particularly like roses), gluing
them together with saliva in order to build the cells in which their
larvae live. The larvae hatch and develop, pupating in autumn and
hibernating over winter. The Leaf-cutter Bee is on the wing from April
to August, and feeds solely on pollen and nectar.
Red Tailed Bumblebee
The Red-tailed Bumblebee is a very common bumblebee, emerging early in
the spring and feeding on flowers right through to the autumn. It can be
found in gardens, farmland, woodland edges, hedgerows and heathland:
anywhere there are flowers to feed on. As with other social insects, the
queen emerges from hibernation in spring and starts the colony by
laying a few eggs that hatch as workers; these workers tend the young
and nest. Males emerge later and mate with new females who are
prospective queens. Both the males and old queen die in the autumn, but
the new queens hibernate.
Swansea based ABC 24/7 Pest Control can remove or treat your Wasp & Bee Pest Control issues quickly and efficiently
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