Help With Bees:

Help with bee nests - How to relocate or revive bees without harming them - plus other queries

During spring through to autumn, I receive many queries about how to help bees, relocate them or revive them, and many questions about bee nests.

Some of the queries I receive are raising concerns about:

  • the risk of stings 
  • risk of property damage
  • how to keep the bees safe
  • how to relocate bees 
  • how to revive them 
  • reasons for finding dead bees.  

Below are links to some of my advice pages.  Hope this helps!

Help pages

(Please note, the bees in the images below may look different from the ones you have a query about, but the advice may still be relevant.  The images on this page are simply from a stock of my own photographs).

If you are seeing many, many bees, perhaps a swarm please see these pages:

General queries 

Queries regarding bumble bees

common carder bee on knapweed

Very comprehensive, general information on bumble bee nests and moving them - (but see below for responses to real queries)

Bumble bee on hemp agrimony

Do you have a  bumble bee nest in the roof or fascia boards?  Real advice given to a visitor.

Bumble bee with mites foraging on geranium flower

How can I help a bumble bee with mites?

Bumble bee foraging on blue muscari

I'm worried because I keep finding dead bumble bees.  

bee trapped by a spider

How can I help a bee trapped in a spider web?

Queries regarding ground nesting bees

US Visitors - Queries regarding carpenter bees

carpenter bee on lavender flower

US visitors only, with large carpenter bees. 

Carpenter bee image by Daniel Schwen courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons License 

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leafcutter bee on sweet pea plant sweet peas for bees