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Honey Bee
Swarms

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WHAT TO DO IF A SWARM HAS JUST ARRIVED. HOW WE DEAL WITH THE 3 MOST COMMON SWARMING HONEY BEE SCENARIOS -

SWARMING BEES - 3 COMMON SCENARIOS

 

 1. HOW WE REMOVE OUTSIDE SWARMS

If a swarm of honey bees turns up in your garden, DON'T PANIC! Although it looks and sounds terrifying, when honey bees swarm they are actually in a state where they are very unlikely to sting anyone. This is because they have no young or honey to protect. If the swarm forms a large clump of bees in a tree, bush, or on a wall, please don't spray them or do anything to harm them. Call us and we will come and collect the honey bee swarm for FREE!! YES FREE!!

HERE IS A VIDEO SHOWING THE COLLECTION OF A SMALL HONEY BEE SWARM - 

   2. WHAT WE DO IF A SWARM IS IN YOUR CHIMNEY

 

There is a slim chance that the queen (she's at the centre of the swarm) may decide that she doesn't like your chimney, and the whole swarm (10-50,000 bees) will just shoot up, out of your chimney and go elsewhere. If this doesn't happen within 36-48 hours, the bee colony will probably stay there for many, many years. Bear in mind that if the queen has decided she likes your chimney, and is going to stay, she will tell the workers to start building comb. Once they start to build and store honey, there isn't anything that will move them on, not even our Secret Bee Moving Chemicals.

 

We have heard of all sorts of old wives tales, supposedly capable of moving a honey bee swarm... none of these, in our experience, actually work.

 

Over the years we have heard of all sorts of old wives tales, supposedly capable of moving a honey bee swarm from a chimney, including lighting a fire, or lighting a fire and putting wet leaves on to produce lots of smoke, and many more. None of these old wives tales, in our experience, actually work. The Pest Interceptors have developed a special chemical that sometimes moves the swarm on. It is quite time consuming, may involve drilling into chimney breasts or walls, and is a bit 'hit and miss.' But if the colony stays, the price of trying this option/service will pale into insignificance to the cost of removing the colony once it is established. If you want us to try to move the colony, then sooner is better than later. Every hour that passes makes it less likely that they can be encouraged to move on, using our Secret Bee Moving Chemicals.

 

If the bees stay for more than 36-48 hours, then you have two choices - Live with them. The colony will be in situ for many years, if not forever. It will send out new swarms once established, at least one swarm, sometimes numerous swarms each year, which will be looking for another suitable place to set up home, sometimes even down another one of yours or your neighbours chimneys. A colony of honey bees in a chimney won't usually cause any structural damage (other than block the chimney obviously), but debris from the colony will fall down the chimney and collect at the bottom, this can in turn attract pests such as ants, wax moths, beetles, parasitic wasps, mice, rats etc. Your other choice is that we remove the bees and re-home them. If you decide you want a quote for this call 07393743137 now.

 

   3. SWARM IN YOUR WALLS/ROOF

 

Our Secret Bee Moving Chemical is of no use in this situation. You need to give the colony 36-48 hours to see if they move on of their own accord. If this doesn't happen, then it will be a big job to remove the bees. Please don't be tempted to seal the entrance holes they are using, this will not solve the problem, and days later they will start to appear in other parts of your home. You could decide to live with them, but as I've discussed in the section above (Swarm in your chimney) there are various potential problems that occur, as well as the added potential issues of your ceiling plaster collapsing under the weight of the honey, and also honey seeping down walls and through ceilings. To discuss further, call us now on 07393743137

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