Bee control is not something that is encouraged. However, it can be alarming if you find a hive in your garden or near your house. You may be particularly concerned if you have children or pets who could potentially disturb the hive.
What to do if you find a nest
Bees are much more even-natured and therefore less likely to sting you than wasps, the Bumblebee doesn’t have a stinger. If you’re lucky you may even get some honey from it if they are honey bees.
If you think you have a bees nest and NOT a wasp nest contact us today on 01-4511795. We can give you the number of a local beekeeper who may be able to help you relocate them. Bees are on the protected species list and because of this, we are unable to destroy them.
Bees play an important role in pollinating, and because of this, they play a major role in our ecosystems. It is estimated that one-third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination, most of which is accomplished by bees, especially the domesticated European honey bee.
The two main bees that we are familiar with are the Honey bee and the Bumblebee.
The massive decline of many bee species (both wild and domesticated) have landed them on the endangered list and increasingly caused honey beekeepers to become migratory so that bees can be concentrated in seasonally varying high-demand areas of pollination.
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants. They are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax.
There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families. Bees are found on every continent, except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.
The population value of bees depends partly on the individual efficiency of the bees, but also on the population itself. While bumblebees have been found to be about ten times more efficient pollinators, but due to numbers, the total efficiency of a colony of honey bees is much greater.
Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients.
Bees have a long proboscis (a complex “tongue”) that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers. The best-known bee species is the European honey bee, which, as its name suggests, produces honey.