Honey Bees In Buildings

The Problem With Honey Bees In Buildings  

Initially, having honey bees in buildings may not seem problematic. However, over time, the consequences will likely become more evident. The difficulties in removing them and the associated costs will increase.

5 Important Considerations About Honey Bees Found in Buildings

Deciding on the best course of action for honey bees in buildings – whether to leave or remove them – requires considering the following factors.

Build-up of bee detritus and potential damage from secondary pests

Within two years, bees will start swarming, leading to changes in colony genetics and subsequent shifts in temperament over time.

A honey bee sting is life threatening to some: any sting after the first can cause Anaphylaxis

Secondary honey bee infestations

Honey leakage

For any bee issues on your property, we offer effective solutions and methods for their removal and relocation.

Stings From Honey Bees.

The consequences of honey bee stings can be severe, akin to wasp stings. Honey bee colony temperament can shift from indifferent to aggressive with changes in the Queen.

Temperament Of Honey Bees.

Weather can adversely affect a bee colony’s temperament, making them more irritable and increasing the risk of stings. This is crucial for businesses with honey bees in buildings. Many wrongly believe honey bees are harmless, but encountering a persistent bee can be uncomfortable. Honey bees near outdoor areas can create no-go zones, posing risks, especially in busy workplaces. Preventing stings is essential due to potential anaphylactic shocks.

Honey Bees In Commercial, Public & Civic Buildings

Health and safety laws require a safe environment at business premises for everyone, including employees, guests, visitors, and any others with access. In the case of honey bee infestations, this responsibility may extend beyond the premises boundary. Honey bees near entrances can pose risks, particularly to individuals with severe allergies who may need an Epi-pen for anaphylaxis.

The longer there are honey bees in buildings the greater the possibility of an incident

Queen bees usually set the mood in a honey bee colony, but once the colony settles in for a while, things can get interesting – and sometimes not in a good way.

The UK has brought in queen honey bees from all corners of the globe, leading to a mix of different bee races interbreeding. This mix can result in some seriously fierce and aggressive bees – which can be quite the challenge, but it’s no joke.

Having honey bees buzzing around buildings can be risky – just think about the RAMS. It’s a clear sign that coexisting with them isn’t a great idea, and taking action for their safe removal and relocation is a must.

When dealing with feisty bee colonies, our expertise from handling many others comes in handy. This knowledge not only helps us manage risks but also ensures our RAMS are spot on.

Our RAMS play a vital role in preventing any serious incidents like a potentially life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Regardless of the organization, if a property is infested by a honey bee colony, it’s crucial to address it promptly. The more people near the bee nest, the higher the risk of harm.

Historical Heritage & Listed Properties: The Buzz about Honey Bees

We often perform live honey bee removal and relocations at historical and heritage sites, along with other listed buildings.

We thoroughly grasp the needs and requirements for Heritage property work, investing in the necessary tools and knowledge to ensure safe and technically sound operations. This mitigates the risk of damage from repetitive hammer blows and accidental slips, safeguarding both personnel and the building.

Heritage properties face concerns beyond public safety, with honey bees posing an indirect threat of Stored Product Insect infestations that can damage textiles. Addressing honey bee presence in buildings is crucial in these scenarios.

The deceased bees create an optimal food source for Stored Product Insects (SPIs), and eliminating the honey bee colony and associated debris typically reduces SPI activity significantly.

Honey Bees In Residential Properties

Property owners often approach us regarding honey bee issues in their buildings. While they may have coexisted happily for years, sudden aggression can make outdoor areas unpleasant. Changes in the Queen bee can trigger this shift, usually after the first year. As colonies produce swarms, the bees’ behaviour can turn aggressive. Yearly, we encounter more customers facing altered bee temperament, hindering garden use or home access.

Dealing with secondary infestations caused by Bees.

Discovering honey bees in your buildings can lead to more than just their presence. They may draw in other pests like clothes moths, causing extra damage to your belongings. When it’s time to sell, informing the buyer about the bee colony becomes crucial. They would probably prefer the bees gone before finalizing the deal. Dealing with bee-related issues during such a stressful period means not only enduring the inconvenience and risks but also arranging and covering the costs for bee removal.