Bees are most definitely not a target species for pest control companies. I hope that the majority of the population has a general respect for this insect and allows them to get on with their work with minimal harassment because they have a vital job. The human race will be rendered extinct within two years without pollination. You can say that bees allow us to eat and breathe. Both points are critical to our survival.
Bees are difficult to care for. Bees are susceptible to disease, viruses, mites, wasp attacks and even seasonal change if the nest isn’t prepared. Bumblebees are dying off in massive numbers now, and no one knows why. If bees are like cars quickly moving from flower to hive, the bumblebee is likened to the truck. It’s a bit slower, but nothing beats the volume of freight it can carry. If you ever discover a bumblebee hive, please do not disturb it!
As guardians of this planet, it is our job to ensure that the pollinators are kept safe if at all possible. This involves the reporting of bee swarms and nests.
You can contact Honey Bee Rescue
What happens if a Bees Nest is with your home walls?
Now, the horrible part of our job; having to eliminate a healthy bees nest that has established itself within your home walls. If we can at all gain access to the queen, then the nest has a high chance of being saved, but if she is deep within the wall cavity, we will need to eliminate it. There is the option to pull a panel off the wall to remove the nest. You may not be aware that once the nest is destroyed, the honey within the comb will start to leak. There is a high chance of this honey causing damage of some kind either through mould, damage to wall linings, other insects being attracted to it etc. Sometimes though, no matter how we look at it. We will eliminate the nest if essential.
If you have any questions or concerns about bees on your property, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
09 390 6445