Bees

Close-up of a live Yellow Jacket Wasp on a white background.

Wasps in April?

10th April 2017

Queen Wasps Now at last the weather has started to warm up we have begun to receive enquiries from customers saying “they have a wasp nest”.  We can assure you that wasps will not have begun to make their nests in April.  This time of year queen wasps (which are larger than the worker wasps […]

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red mason (solitary) bee

Solitary Bees (Mason and Mining)

14th March 2017

Mason and Mining Solitary Bees (we will not treat them) – These insects are most likely to be seen during the Spring (March and April weather dependent) There are approximately 270 different types of solitary bee in this country? Solitary bees are excellent pollinators often attracted to one type of flower so when that flower’s […]

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Tree bumble bees eaves

Insect of the Moment : Tree Bumblebee

4th May 2016

The tree bumblebee (B. Hypnorum) is a recent addition to the UK’s fauna. Despite this it will already be familiar to many householders as it can be the cause of most of our phone calls at this time of the year “Help I have a wasp nest”! Callers may have seen a small ‘swarm’ of […]

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Tree Bee (Bombus hypnorum) – we do not treat or remove

Tree Bee (Bombus hypnorum) – we do not treat or remove

1st June 2015

The sunshine is out (hooray!) and so are the bees (hooray!) and as a result we have been receiving telephone calls from customers saying they think they have a wasp nest! It is too early for wasp nests and the insects are more than likely bees. Bees of course are not a pest and are […]

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Bee Swarm in Tree

Do you have a bee swarm?

26th May 2015

For more information or help with a bee swarm please the British Beekeepers Association website.  Watch a video of a swarm of bees to confirm identity. Please note we are unable to help with bee swarms.

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Bee swarms

Bee swarms

12th May 2015

Please note we do not treat any type of bee. A swarm in May — is worth a load of hay A swarm in June — is worth a silver spoon A swarm in July — isn’t worth a fly The following information has been taken from BBC Berkshire  “Bee Part Of It” campaign see […]

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