Bee Treatment and removal fixed price £39.00 guaranteed

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

There are approximately 250 different types of bees in the UK. They can be broadly split into two groups; solitary and social bees.

solitary bees in general raise small numbers in a particular hole in brickwork or loose earth. They tend to be small in size and their stinger is often not large enough to penetrate our skin. They use existing holes and it is a myth that masonary bees weaken buildings.

social bees; two main types: honey bees and bumble bees.

Honey bees are dwindling greatly in numbers and as such we will not treat with chemicals. The hive can stay active for many years and may split into a swarm during late spring/early summer. The hive could have up to 10,000 bees when fully established. The swarm when resting looks like a large clump hanging from a branch. They tend to stay around for a few hours while drones are off searching for a new home. Left undisturbed they are perfectly safe and a spectacle to observe.

Bumble bees are seasonal and do not remain active throughout the winter. The Queen will emerge in early spring and build a nest, growing on 250 to 400 young. They are relatively safe and will only be treated by Mantis if causing a pest.

How Can I Tell What Bees I Have?

Social bees will have a single hole to enter (approximately 2 inches with a void space behind .) An old bird box,  an air brick, a loft soffit board, chimney pots, fascia boards, under decking, under a shed or in a garage are some favourite nesting sites. If you observe the area you will be able to see the single hole they use. Binoculars or a picture that can be zoomed in on will assist your identification.

Solitary bees will look very disorganised, buzzing around a particular area, usually south facing and they will appear to have no particular hole. They can be observed entering in several different areas.

TREATMENTS

They are all treated in the same way, with insecticide; this is charged at £39.00 guaranteed. Additional nests on site charged at £11.00 each . If the problem is not cured, a revisit will be made free of charge. Honey bees will not be treated, only removed.

CONSERVATION

At Mantis we have technicians that keep bees so any bee swarm will be removed for free. Every effort will be made to re-home existing hives as cost-effectively as possible. The hive would need to be removed by hand; this is a lengthy process and is not always physically possible. It may also involve the renting of equipment.

At Mantis we have a limited number of bee hives with bees for sale on a first come first served basis. Please telephone for our price, they are national hive type. They are sold on as part of a conservation effort.

Telephone : 07921155592