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Professional Altrincham Honey Bee Nest Removal
Honey bees are social insects that build their nests out of wax and make honey, which distinguishes them from other types of bees. Only one honey bee species is found in the UK with a number of subspecies - the dark bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) is native. The professionals at Young's Pest Control can perform both a honey bee swarm removal and an Altrincham honey bee nest removal if these insects become a safety risk.
A mature honey bee colony can consist of up to 40,000 individuals and is easily recognized by the waxy comb structure. Altrincham honey bee nest removal is necessary if the colony poses any risks. Possible honey bee nest locations include:
- hollow trees
- roof spaces
- wall cavities
- compost bins
Honey bee hive removal should ideally be performed as soon as the bees are noticed to prevent them from constructing their nests in problematic locations. Altrincham honey bee nest removal can be very difficult to perform if the colony is well established inside a building and therefore should always be conducted by professionals who can do the job safely.
Uniquely to honey bees, new colonies are founded by a queen and a proportion of the workers from the old nest. The bees form a cluster called a swarm on a tree or any other suitable spot before moving into the new nest location. Swarming can happen at any time in the spring or summer. Young's Pest Control can perform a honey bee swarm removal safely and effectively before the bees have a chance to settle in or around your property.
Honey bee stings
Honey bees will usually only sting if provoked or to defend their nest. However, if they do perceive their hive to be under threat, a bee that has stung will release alarm pheromones to attract other bees to attack the perceived intruder. Honey bee hive removal is strongly recommended if there is a risk that this might happen. The sting with tiny barbs on it is torn out of the bee's body along with the venom sac which keeps releasing venom after detached. Honey bee stings can cause:
- Severe pain up to a few hours
- Swelling and itching up to a week
- Allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock in sensitized individuals
A professionally conducted Altrincham honey bee nest removal ensures that there will be no attacks from honey bees defending their colony.