Help With Bees:
How To Relocate or Revive Bees Without Harming Them, What to Do If You Find A Bee And 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 or damage, or how to keep the bees safe, how to relocate bees or how to revive them. Some people are worried when they find dead bees. Others face a dilemma of some kind.
Below are links to some of my advice pages. Hope this helps!
Identify the Type Of Bee!
will be easier if you can first identify the type of bees you have.
bees looking like this, will be honey bees.
very furry, something like this, but with various colour markings, is likely to
be a bumblebee species.
Unless it is Carpenter bees – certain species do look rather like bumblebees, especially from the genus Xylocopa, like this one.
are probably solitary bees, which are the largest bee group.
comprehensive, general information on bumblebee nests and moving them - click here. (but see below for responses to real queries)
comprehensive advice for help with honey bees - click
- Advice on the removal of honey
bee swarms - visit this
- US visitors
only, with large carpenter bees, go to this page.
Answers to REAL queries from
- Will this bumblebee nest attract
wasps? - Click
- Relocate a nest of ground nesting bees. Click
- A disturbed bumblebee nest,
accidentally 'broken' or 'damaged'- what can I do to help the bumblebees? - Go here.
- Bumblebee nests by
the door - what should I do? - Go here.
- A bee nest in the attic, and workmen are arriving soon - click here
have found a bedraggled bumblebee, alive, what shall I do? Go here.
have found dead bees, what is causing it? - Click here.
have found a bumblebee with a damaged wing, is there anything I can do? Click here.
trapped in the greenhouse, in a bottle or house. Go to this page.
- I am generally concerned about bees dying. Learn more.
- What are the reasons for bee decline? See this page
have termite problems but if I use a treatment to protect my home, I’m worried
about killing bees, what should I do? - click here
you have found a bee and don't know what to do
Remove wasps without killing them
Deter wasps from making a nest with a
Waspinators can be purchased from
Waspinators mimic wasp nests, discouraging actual wasps from making a nest (they're very territorial).
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