A friend discovered a hole under one of her windows (she lives in a bungalow) and there are bees going in and out of it. Now bees are protected just wondered if any of you peeps know who she can contact to get them out of there.. Thank you
Last Edit: May 26, 2014 20:39:59 GMT 1 by ☺Smithy☺
Yes agree, your local bee keepers' association should be able to help.
We have a honey bee nest above our bathroom dormer window. It's been there for as long as we've lived here, about 9 years now, and they never cause us any bother. We can't get to where the nest is located, as it's in a part of the roof with no access, but occasionally in good years we get a little trickle of honey coming through into the bathroom ceiling! We spoke to a local beekeeper and he did say we should consider letting them catch the colony and move it to a beehive as the weight of all that honey and wax over the years could damage the ceiling, but we decided the bees are happy up there and they need our help so we should let them stay and we'll deal with the consequences if we ever have a problem. They are less vulnerable to a cold winter in the house roof than they would be in a hive, and they don't trouble us. They don't come into the house when the bathroom window is open, even though their entrance hole is right above the window. They do swarm now and again, it's quite dramatic but we just keep the windows closed until they've finished. All in all they make easy house guests - rather easier than the hornets which we also get in some years!
We also have two species of bat in the loft, great tits and wrens in the timber framing, pygmy shrews at ground level where the timber meets the stone foundations and swallows in the shed so the cottage is quite a good wildlife habitat
Thanks for trying to help,the old couple don't want to harm ,think they are scared of getting badly stung they are both 89 years old bless them.
They are very unlikely to get badly stung by bees, they're not aggressive like wasps and hornets can be. I've never been stung, despite having bees in the house for 9 years. My husband got stung once but I think it was because one had got caught up in his hair.