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Are Bees Protected2018-08-31T15:30:53+00:00

In The Uk The Way Honeybees Are Dealt With is Protected By Law Beegone®

Bees are needed to pollinate crops that feed the world’s growing population.

Of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world’s food, more than 70 percent are pollinated by bees, the U.N. report said.

It takes 500 trips to a flower to create 1 teaspoon of honey if bees can steal it they will. The problem is that if a colony is treated with insecticide all the bees will die and the honeycomb then gets contaminated. This then becomes a seriously damaging situation, other bees steel the honey and fly it back to their colony which will kill the bees when they eat it.

If the bees robbing the honey are from beekeepers hives, the insecticide can be transferred into honey intended for human consumption which is not a safe situation and one we all need to be worried about. The legislation states that this must not be done and can result in fines of £25,000.

Related Legislation:

  • Food and Environment Protection Act 1985
  • Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 and 1987 as amended
  • Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 as amended
  • Biocidal Product Regulations 2001 as amended

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s involved:

Bee Removal Advice

It is important that you remove bees and the comb from your site because leaving them will not solve the problem but it will get much bigger the longer its left. Bees do not die out as wasps do, the bees eat honey they collect and survive over the winter.

Leaving a beehive in a structure after a treatment with insecticide or other illegal compound is one of the biggest mistakes that people make. Many pest control companies will not do the removal, and worse, will often not tell you that the beehive should be extracted. Bee removal without honeycomb removal will inevitably cause you problems of a more serious nature than the original bees themselves.

Bees keep the hive cool by circulating air with their wings. Without this vital cooling method, the honey will inevitably melt and seep though the building and cause a permanently lingering smell and damp like marks on plasterboard, wall paper and in cavities. This will also attract other bees time and time again (not to mention other pests). Pest control alone simply will not solve the problem.

Bee careful.

We strongly recommend that you think carefully about agreeing to anyone offering you treatment or control with insecticide for bees in a chimney, as this will contaminate other local bees and insecticide could get into the human food chain.

Not only this, it will not solve the problem and will make it worse.

The next steps to remove bees from the chimney.


  1. We will  listen/reply to your specific problem and provide free advise over the phone.
  2. We need to carry out a site consultation to provide a report and quote. 
  3. We must do this to remove risks to our team, you, other people and the building.
  • Possible site risks – asbestos, wiring cables, working at height

The consultation also helps us..

  • To identify what access may be needed – which we provide in house.
  • To significantly reduce likelihood of people getting stung during bee removal.
  • To guarantee no other bees return after extraction.
  • To provide the correct leading expert advice on removal and prevention.
  • To carry out a Drone Survey of the chimney(s) if required. 
  • To carry out the work effectively and rapidly in one day!
  • To send you a proper fixed and detailed quotation with supporting images following the consultation.

Bees look fairly similar to wasps in terms of their shape, but bee carful as wasps may be foraging on the honey. So it might appear to be a wasp nest when it is a bee colony.

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