Honey Bee Relocation North West

Honey Bee Relocation North West

Honey Bee Removal North West

The Importance of Bees

Bees are of great value to our planet’s eco-system, and are responsible for the
pollination of a large amount of the foods we eat today. Honey bees, whether
they be feral or in hives in managed colonies, are being recognised as
beneficial insects, and are rarely classed as pests. However, they often come
into conflict with people and their homes, causing alarm and distress by their

Survey   Honey Bee Removal



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A survey is recommended to establish which method would best suit a
situation, to assess the condition & safety of the building, and what approach
will be used if the colony is to be exposed for a cut-out. This will also highlight
more accurately the likely cost for the works required.

Cut Outs & Relocation.

The welfare of the bees throughout any removal process is of utmost
importance. Every effort should be made to reduce stress where practically
possible. Stress in honey bees can cause adverse effects, such as dysentery,
and should be minimised throughout any removal. Timing is a big factor in
reducing stress. Honey bee colonies removed in early spring have a better
survival rate than large colonies in midsummer, due to the number of bees
involved. Even more importantly, a colony removal in winter should only be
considered if it is absolutely necessary. It is the opinion of C2C Pest Control that if any bee
remover is asked to remove a colony during winter, they should establish
whether or not the colony was known to be in place earlier in the year, and
advise accordingly


Honey Bee Removal North West

Working at height
The majority of colonies are situated at height, therefore the Working at Height
Regulations (2005) apply. All necessary training should be taken where
applicable, and work planned accordingly.
Working in confined spaces
Occasionally you may find yourself removing colonies from loft spaces or
ducting voids. The Confined Spaces Regulations (1997) apply where a risk
assessment identifies that serious injury may occur from working in a confined
work space. If works cannot be executed from outside, safe systems will need
to be in place.
Asbestos kills around 5000 workers per year in the UK. Asbestos can, and
does regularly appear in bee removal work. As a minimum all those
undertaking bee removal work should have undergone asbestos awareness
training, and where necessary seek the assistance of licenced asbestos

C2C Pest Control are members of the UK Bee Removers association


Contact us on: 0161 821 1851



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