Bees are most definitely not a target species for pest control companies and not a job enjoyed doing
if not at all avoidable. I am hoping 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 very important job to do.
I hope everyone understands that without pollination, the human race will be rendered
extinct within 2 years give or take a month or two. On a base level, you can say that bees
allow us to eat and to breathe. Both points being critical to our survival.
Bees are difficult to care for, often all you need to do is look at a hive wrong and they will
die. Bees are very susceptible to disease, virus, mites, wasp attacks and even seasonal
change if the nest isn’t prepared.
Bumble bees are dying off in massive numbers at the moment and no one really knows why.
If bees are like cars quickly moving to and fro from flower to hive, the bumble bee is likened
to the truck. A bit slower but nothing beats the volume of freight it can carry. If you ever
discover a bumble bee 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 to the
Auckland Bee Keepers Club.
Now, the horrible part of our job; having to eliminate a healthy bees nest which has
established itself within the walls of your home. 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 then
we will need to eliminate it. You may not be aware though 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. There is always the option to pull a panel etc off the wall so the nest incl
the honey comb can be removed.
Sometimes though, no matter how we look at it. The nest needs to be eliminated and yes,
we will do our job, but that is not the target of this post, but rather to keep the awareness
there of this very important insect. Our humble Bee.
If you have any questions or concerns about bees on your property, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
09 390 6445