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Leave them alone - Bees don't cause any problems unless it's in your home as the honey can damage your property over time.You are not in danger of being stung if they are left alone and unprovoked. Therefore If at all possible always leave a bee nest alone to thrive as their presence is actually beneficial for gardeners and their crop.

Relocation - If a nest is outside or underground then there shouldn't be a reason it cant be moved. In more conventional and accessible places such as bushes, trees and sheds, then contacting a local beekeeper or pest controller to relocate the nest is an option. If you suspect you have honey bees and they are causing you problems then we would recommend you use a swarm collector from Bee Watch( In most cases they will come and collect the swarm. Only if the location of a nest is dangerous and removal not possible, should the next step be an option.

Last Resort Eradication - The decision to treat will depend if it is possible to close the entrance(s) to the nest after treatment. In this circumstance make sure you use a trained professional. We strongly recommend you contact us at Shire Pest Solutions as we are fully trained professional and have the technical knowledge and access to a range of professional use insecticides.

 Post treatment requirements will vary depending on the species of bees you have. For bumblebees, blocking up access points will prevent non-target bees from entering and getting contaminated, as well as shortening the likelihood of other bees accessing the same area in the future.

 For solitary/masonry bees, in the long term, re-pointing with sound mortar is the only answer. However, this must be thoroughly as bees hunting for a nest site will soon locate areas that have been missed.

 For honey bees, it is essential that entrance points or blocked off, and if possible remove all the honeycomb. Failure to do this will cause robber bees to find the infected honey and take it back to their hive, thus contaminating it.
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