Bristol Honey Bee Control
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Bristol Honey Bee Removal & Swarm Control - FAQ's
Are Honey Bees Protected By Law?
No - but in our opinion Honey Bee control and removal of bees nests and colonies should be tightly regulated. Honey bees are one of nature's true wonders and are a key reason we are able to enjoy the great wealth of fruits etc that is nature's bounty. After a good recovery in bee numbers last year we are hoping to have our very own hives up and running in 2012 and have a large number of land owners and local residents with space to put them in return for a little honey and a lot of feel good factor. Bees are disappearing not just in the UK but also across the globe and although there are many common diseases and pests of bees, scientists are still at a loss as to why so many are disappearing so fast. This has spawned a call to action, for a growing army of amateur bee keepers who want to help these creatures survive in greater numbers, so future generations have the chance to enjoy them. On that note think very carefully before considering the control of these amazing creatures think again if there is any way you can live along side them.
What Does Honey Bee Control Cost?
As the local authority does not provide a Bristol Bee Control service, it's down to experts like our selves to manage bees in a way that respects public safety whilst still trying to strike a balance with environmental sensitivity. Sometimes we have to control swarms and sometimes as an absolute last resort, that means destroying them, especially where they invade peoples homes via chimneys etc. Where a swarm can be collected and re-sited, the cost is very reasonable, however if the colony requires chemical control, we have strict health and safety protocols to ensure that neighbouring swarms and colonies are not affected for both environmental and economic reasons, and this does increase the cost considerably. We are usually on site within hours or even faster if it is an emergency. We do charge a small inspection fee but this is refundable against any treatment carried out.
Why are some bees killed?
Not everyone loves bees and those who suffer both phobias and Anaphylactic shock from bee stings including adults and young children need to be protected. In the vast majority of cases, probably 95%, the bees disembark before we arrive or are collected to be re-homed in hives throughout our local countryside. What we have come to realise is that if we do not control the final 5% safely and sensitively there are plenty of chemicals amateurs can buy to kill the bees themselves at great risk to others, and often contaminating surrounding hives and causing untold damage to the local areas bee populations. For us we must stress control is a last resort and requires householder consent and written instruction during our inspection visit before we carry out any treatment.
How Dangerous Are Honey Bees?
Like all other insects with a sting in the Bristol area, they are only aggressive when threatened or disturbed, however you must remember that a compact and settled swarm in a shrub or on a fence post etc is not protecting any brood so should not attack if left alone. An unsettled, fragmented swarm with lots of frantic activity across a broad area is likely to be more risky. What you need is one of experts to visit. Very often by the time we get to you the swarm has flown off anyway.
Are Honey Bee Stings Dangerous?
Honey bee venom is not pleasant and if you do get stung it is important to remove the sting by scraping it of with a nail or credit card as soon as possible. We all react differently to stings, and some people can die from a single sting. This is called Anaphylactic Shock.
What should I Do If I am Stung By a Honey Bee?
How Quickly Can You Get To Us?
Our standard, Bristol bee control & Honey Bee Swarm Control service in Bristol is always available. For extra peace of mind our 24 Hour Emergency Bee Control Service operates 24/7 so help is never far away.
How Do We Book Honey Bee Control and Honey Bee Swarm Removal?
Call Our Local Bristol Number - 0117 303 5181
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Bristol Bee Control. Getting rid of Honey Bees, Bumble Bees and all other Common Bees is not as simple as many pesticide manufacturers will lead you to believe. The chemicals or poisons on offer in supermarkets and shops often have a fraction of the effect that is achieved through professional products and this means you are likely to get through many cans of treatment without actually achieving full control. As the only Bristol Bee Control exterminator offering a dedicated Bee control service, we are able to deliver solutions that are guaranteed to work.
Environmental health services, are all about understanding the pests you are trying to eliminate or prevent so you can make the environment less conducive to them. The Wasp for example creates a wasp nest early in the year so if you wanted to exterminate wasps in Bristol you would probably guess that checking for a new wasp nest in your loft in April and May would allow you to remove a wasp nest safely before it became too large. By understanding your pest, you are able to plan treatments in advance, before infestation occurs and the cost of elimination becomes high.
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