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Bee Pest Control & Removal Services

Our regional bee specialists are here to help remove physical nests where required.

Vergo provide safe and effective bee nest removal services across the UK.

If you require bee removal services, contact us today for expert advice and a competitive price. Vergo offers a unique service whereby we guarantee full extraction of all bees, honeycomb, and honey, whilst maintaining the safety of the bees.

Bee nest removal process

  • Survey – Our Vergo bee removal specialists will examine the bee nest using state of the art thermal imaging and drones to determine the scale of the best nest in situ.
  • Access – Access equipment maybe required to safely carry out the bee nest removal within the building fabric.
  • Removal – Our expertise and proven methods ensure the safe the removal of all combs, honey and bees.
  • Proofing – We proof the area to prevent other pests and bee colonies returning to the same void space after extraction.

Are bees protected?

Bees are not protected, although at Vergo believe they should be as they play an important role in our planet.

What makes Vergo different for bee nest removal?

At Vergo, once we have safely removed the bees, they are cared for and checked for disease at a bee sanctuary until they are ready to be rehomed into woodlands or to a beekeeper.

There are various legal obligations when removing bee colonies, failure to comply can result in large fines of up to £25,000 for companies and individuals. Therefore, it is imperative to use professional bee nest removal company such as Vergo Pest Management.

Why are bees important?

Bees play a vital role in our ecosystem and are essential for the health of our planet.

  • Pollination: Bees are responsible for pollinating approximately one-third of the world’s crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Pollination is essential for plants to produce fruits and seeds, and without bees, many of these crops would not be able to grow.
  • Biodiversity: Bees are also important for maintaining biodiversity in ecosystems. They help pollinate wildflowers and other plants, which in turn provide habitat and food for other animals.
  • Food: Bees are also a source of food for other animals, such as birds and mammals. Honey, which is produced by bees, is also an important food source for humans.
  • Economic value: Bees are also important for the economy. Honey and other bee products, such as beeswax, are valuable commodities that are sold around the world.

Bee damage – Why remove a bee nests? Bottom of Form

  • Bees can cause significant building damage
    As bees flap their wings, they generate a large amount of heat. This heat in an enclosed space will result in a dew/moisture point, leading to damp, which can seep into the mortar and brickwork. This can lead to the mortar popping out and damage to the brickwork with cracks and bricks falling from the building, which could be a fall risk to individuals walking under the area. If wood is present wood rot can occur, and in turn encourage an infestation of wood boring insects.
  • Nests can increase the risk of secondary pest issues
    The longer a honey bee colony is left in an area, the higher the chances of secondary pest infestations occurring due to the honey and comb. Examples of these are rats, mice, mites, wax moth, wasps, hornets, and many others, including more honey bee colonies.
  • Bees can cause serious health risks
    Honey bees can be a health risk to anyone allergic as Anaphylaxis can occur and be potentially fatal. Also, the bigger the colony becomes, the more aggressive the behaviour of the honey bees can become.
  • Nests can increase the risk of secondary pest issues
    The longer a honey bee colony is left in an area, the higher the chances of secondary pest infestations occurring due to the honey and comb. Examples of these are rats, mice, mites, wax moth, wasps, hornets, and many others, including more honey bee colonies.
  • Bees can cause serious health risks
    Honey bees can be a health risk to anyone allergic as Anaphylaxis can occur and be potentially fatal. Also, the bigger the colony becomes, the more aggressive the behaviour of the honey bees can become.

What is a bee colony?

A bee colony is a social group of bees that live together in a hive or nest. The colony is made up of three types of bees:

  • Queen – One queen runs the whole hive. Her job is to lay the eggs that will spawn the hive’s next generation of bees. The queen also produces chemicals that guide the behaviour of the other bees.
  • Workers – These are all female and their roles are to forage for food (pollen and nectar from flowers), build and protect the hive, clean and circulate air by beating their wings. Workers are the only bees most people ever see flying around outside the hive.
  • Drones – These are the male bees, and their purpose is to mate with the new queen. Several hundred live in each hive during the spring and summer. But come winter, when the hive goes into survival mode, the drones are kicked out!

Common places you’re likely to find bees

Bees can thrive in both domestic and natural environments, they prefer to live in places that allows them to hide from predators.

You may find bees in gardens and woodland areas with access to flowering plants offering a great food source.

Bees can also be found in within building fabric, such as cladding, insulation, cavity walls or in airbricks and chimney stacks.

What do bees feed on?

Bees feed on and require both nectar and pollen from flowers. Nectar provides energy and pollen gives protein and other nutrients. Most pollen bees use as food for their larvae food, but bees also transfer this from plant-to-plant, providing the pollination services needed by plants and nature.

Did you know that honey tastes different depending on which flowers bees feed on?

What is the difference between a bumble bee, a honey bee and a wasp?

Bumble bees

  • Can be up to 25mm big
  • Are much larger and rounder in comparison to a honey bee
  • They are black with one or two yellow stripes

Honey bees

  • Body size ranges from 5-17mm long
  • They are much smaller and narrower bumble bees and wasps
  • They have a brown/yellow/orange shade to their bodies

Wasps

  • Wasps have prominent yellow and black bands around their abdomen
  • Adult workers (always females) measure 12-17mm whereas the queen is around 20mm

Vergo are the wasp nest removal and wasp & hornet control experts. Our local teams of pest control technicians can effectively resolve wasp and hornet infestations in a safe and timely manner.

Not sure whether you have a wasp or honey bee issue? Contact us today and Vergo will assess the situation, identify the species, and provide a safe treatment plan.

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