Bees are naturally peaceful insects, focusing on their jobs and avoiding contact with people. However, if they feel threatened or their nest is disturbed, they can turn aggressive and sting you if you get too close. Although a sting from a honey bee is enough to end its life, it is its only line of defence to protect its nest. In addition, some adults and children can develop anaphylaxis from a sting, which is potentially life-threatening and requires medical attention.
Therefore, if you believe you have a bee problem, it’s critical that you call a professional bee removal company immediately. Here at Pest In Peace, we deliver 24/7 humane bee removal to all homes and businesses in Cheshire. Whilst bees are not a protected species, their numbers have declined dramatically over the last few years. Thus, we aim to save as many bees as possible by carefully collecting the nest and relocating the colony.
Book your guaranteed honey bee removal treatment today by calling 07980 597423.
Signs of a Bee Infestation
Early pest detection will minimise the dangers and risks associated with bees. So, here are some of the most common and easily identifiable signs to look out for around your home and garden:
- Bees: One of the first things you will notice is more and more bees in or around your home. You will likely see them flying near your shed, garage, roof, chimneys, bushes, trees and even cracks in your brickwork.
- Bee Swarm: Eventually, you may observe a bee swarm on your land, which could be thousands of bees at once. Swarming is a natural reproduction process where a colony will split into two or more new colonies and search for a new home. Unfortunately, they could choose your property as their next nesting location.
- Buzzing Sound: You may actually hear a bee nest before seeing it. Bees will commonly nest in your wall cavities and roofs, and a large number of bees can create a unique buzzing or humming sound.
- Bee Nest: This can also lead to dark patches on your walls from honey seeping through, signifying a major honeybee infestation.
Our Honey Bee Removal Service
Request a Visit
If you suspect honey bees or bumble bees live in or around your home, please contact us to arrange your free site survey. You can call us, email us, complete an online booking form or message us using WhatsApp.
Once a domestic or commercial inspection is organised, we will visit at the agreed date and time. During this survey, we will locate the nest and develop an effective treatment plan to relocate the colony safely.
Our honey bee colony removal treatments will typically last a couple of hours. Wearing full PPE, our team of experts will carefully remove the swarm or hive and transport the bees to a local beekeeper.
After each visit, you will receive a report of everything we have done. Should your bee problem return in the future or you encounter another pest problem, we are just a call away and always happy to help!
The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a social insect that lives in large colonies or hives. They are crucial pollinators and play a significant role in nature and our environment. As they forage for nectar and pollen, they also transfer pollen between flowers, facilitating fertilisation and fruit and seed production. As a result, they are massive contributors to our ecosystem, and our goal is to save and rehome as many honey bees as possible!
You might be thinking, what does a honey bee look like? Well, the colouring of a honey bee varies, but most commonly, they are amber-brown with a striped abdomen, measuring approximately 15mm long. Moreover, honey bee colonies live in intricate hive structures built by worker bees. The hive typically consists of beeswax combs, serving as a place for brood rearing and storing honey and pollen for the winter.
Honey Bee vs Wasp
Honey bees are often confused with wasps (Vespula vulgaris), and we regularly visit properties where a wasp problem is, in fact, a bee problem. Even though they both feature yellow and black bodies, wasps are much more vibrant in their yellow colouring. Additionally, wasps are thinner, with a noticeable waist where their body joins, and are approximately 12mm-17mm long.
Wasp nests are also very different from bee nests. They resemble a paper-like structure made from chewed wood pulp and are commonly found in exposed places, such as a porch, window frame or loft. In contrast, honey bee nests feature a hexagonal cell structure widely found in low-traffic areas such as your roof, chimney or hollow trees.
Think you have a wasp problem? We also deliver wasp nest removal services to all homes and businesses in Cheshire and the surrounding areas in the North West.
Honey Bee vs Bumble Bee
Although they are part of the same family, bumble bees (Bombus pensylvanicus) are unique in their appearance and are not easily confused with other bees or insects. They are much larger, rounder and furrier, approximately 11mm-20mm in length, and can feature a variety of coloured stripes on their tails.
Some bumble bees nest underground in abandoned rodent burrows, whereas others nest in dense grass. Unlike beehives, a bumble bee nest is irregular and doesn’t conform to a pattern or design. It resembles clumps of eggs joined together, hidden behind foliage for protection against the elements.
Professional Bee Removal Cheshire
We understand the vital role bees play in our environment; therefore, our honey bee removal services are humane and actioned with care and compassion. Our approach ensures the safety of both the bees and the affected area, delivering results for our clients and protecting the bee species.
We’ve delivered hundreds of bee nest removals in the past, so you can be sure your problem will be dealt with efficiently. To book your honey bee removal service, call us today at 07980 597423. We are available 24/7 to deliver successful pest control in Cheshire, protecting you and your family from bees and other common pests.