Bee Nest Extraction
Bee nest extraction is only permitted if the nest is located somewhere inconvenient or dangerous for people living or working nearby, or if it’s causing damage to property. The bee nests are often live and situated within a cavity in the property which can be difficult to access so extraction of the nest is not a straightforward operation.
What are the signs of a bee nest?
If there’s an excessive number of bees flying around your home and garden coming from multiple directions it’s likely you have a bee nest within your home or outbuildings. You may see activity around a particular part of the roof or a hole in the wall which will be where the entrance is to the bee nest. A colony consists of thousands of bees which are very noisy. You may also see stained paintwork caused by the honey they produce. If the nest is within a roof space you may find honey seeping through your ceilings.
Why use a professional company to remove bees?
Honeybees like to nest in chimneys, wall cavities, roof spaces and other cavities within a property which are often difficult to access.
The bees will sting if they perceive they or their nest are under threat. This can be a dangerous situation because of the large numbers in a nest.
Wherever possible the technician will collect the bees from the nest and rehome them with a local beekeeper.
If an attempt to destroy the bees with insecticide has been made previously then the nest will have been contaminated so the bees cannot be rehomed as they will contaminate other bees they come into contact with.
If it’s not possible to collect the bees to rehome them then the nest has to be treated with insecticide. Immediately after a nest is treated with insecticide it’s essential that the entrance to the nest is blocked to stop bees not present in the nest from being contaminated.
Our technician will then remove the nest, debris and honey the bees have produced as this is a target for parasites, and treat the area occupied by the nest with a biocidal spray. The area will then be proofed so it can’t be accessed by more bees in the future.
Why is it easier to deal with a honeybee nest early?
A colony can grow to consist of thousands of bees so the sooner the bee nest is extracted the less bees there are to rehome, less debris and honey to remove, and less damage to your property caused by the honey. The extraction will require less disruption to the structure of the property as the nest is smaller.
How much does it cost to extract a honeybee nest from a chimney, wall cavity or roof space?
The price to extract a bee nest from a cavity within a property depends on its location, how it can be accessed, any structural work required such as removing and replacing bricks or roof tiles.
Bee nest extraction from £600/£700 +VAT
What products do we use?
The product below has a data sheet on our Data Sheets page
All insecticides are biodegradable, almost odourless, non-tainting and do not corrode or stain, as well as being completely harmless to mammals.
Pest UK are a member of the BPCA (British Pest Control Association)