FREE HONEY BEE SWARM REMOVAL
Is available to customers in Cardiff and surrounding area.
Providing access is easy and we have the time to collect them
As you are probably aware there has been decline in the UK’s honey bee population, wherever possible we do not destroy Honey Bees, and do our best to find a way of relocating them if at all possible.
Bee swarms can take time to relocate (depending on their location).
If it is necessary to treat a honey bee colony with an insecticide, part of that treatment should be the removal of the honey combs as much as is possible and the blocking and proofing of all of the possible entrances to the hive area.
This is needed because honey bees from another colony will locate the treated comb, and rob the honey out of it, by doing this they will be taking the insecticide back to their colony, and it can take the smallest amount of insecticide to kill that hive to. This process can dominoe thru several hives and colonies.
We have developed several ways of saving intrenched bee colonies and regularly get our bee vacuum out, or possibly carry out a method called a “trap out”, which initially removes the bees using a one way cone and a queenless nucleus colony, once the old colony has completly left the site, we allow the new colony in to rob all the honey, then seal the entrances to prevent the site being reused by a new swarm in the future.
Honey Bee rehoming
The bees will be rehomed most likely into a polystyrene box especially manufactured for the purpose. They will be relocated to an apiary where they can be looked after.
They will be provided with food, not just any old sweet syrup but a properly developed naturally inverted syrup to ensure they settle in.
If necessary we will treat them for varroa, a nasty mite that can cause all sorts of problems for them.
Dependent upon the queens nature we may decide to change her out so that the bees can be handled more easily.
If its an early swarm and they are doing well, they will be transferred to a larger wooden hive during the summer.
Come the end of autumn we will treat them again for varoa, and provide feed for them as necessary thru the winter.
Hopefully they will come thru the winter unscathed in which case we will then place them in an out apiary and allow them to get on with things with as little intervention as possible, although during times of derth we will feed them.
By autumn they will hopefully have been busy enough for us to take some honey of them, and of course the first jar will be yours if you referred us to the swarm.
Typical costs for caring for a swarm in the first 12 months are listed below, so for those of you interested in keeping a swarm please bear it in mind;
Polystyrene box £27.50 plus delivery
Frames & wax £20.00 plus delivery
Syrup feed £45.00 plus delivery
Varroa treatment £12.00 plus delivery
Total comes to more than £100 and thats not including a wooden hive or any other requirements.
Any donations for our swarm removal service are gratefully received.
Bumble bees/native bees are predominantly harmless.
Relocation of the nest can often be unsuccessful and we will only carry this out if absolutely necessary. We nevert use insecticide treatments on bumble bees/native bees.
Mining Bees are harmless, do not sting and can be found burying into soil. We never use insecticide treatments on mining bees.
We offer a fast, effective service for wasp control and wasp nest removal at a fixed price.
We cover all aspects of wasp problems for domestic properties and gardens and commercial properties and spaces.
We are RSPH (Royal Society Protection of Health) qualified and fully insured, for all aspects of pest control.
We remove bee swarms the same day that you phone, often at no cost to you, dependent upon your location and accessibility.
Our standard charge to treat a single Wasp or Hornet nest starts at £45.99.
For secondary nests identified on your property at the time of initial treatment there is a charge of £14.99 per additional nest dependent upon accessibility.
No hidden extra charges.
We guarantee our work unless otherwise agreed we also cover WEEKENDS.
To get rid of your wasps or bee swarms give us a call on 02920 552243
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