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!

(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).

Queries regarding honey bees

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

Very comprehensive advice for help with honey bees - click here.

Advice on the removal of honey bee swarms - visit this page.

Queries regarding bumble bees

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

A disturbed bumble bee nest, accidentally 'broken' or 'damaged'- what can I do to help the bumble bees? - Go here.

Will bumble bees cause damage in my roof?  - go to this page

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

How can I help a bumble bee with mites?

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

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

I have found a bedraggled bumble bee, alive, what shall I do? Go here.

I have found a bumble bee with a damaged wing, is there anything I can do? Click here.

Bumble bee trapped in the greenhouse, in a bottle or house. Go to this page.

Queries regarding ground nesting bees

Relocate a nest of ground nesting bees. Click here.

US Visitors - Queries regarding carpenter bees

US visitors only, with large carpenter bees, go to this page.

How to remove wasps without killing them.

Remove wasps without killing them


You can deter wasps from making a nest with a Waspinator.

Waspinators mimic wasp nests, discouraging actual wasps from making a nest (they're very territorial).

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