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:
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).
If you are seeing many, many bees, perhaps a swarm please see these pages:
comprehensive advice for help with honey bees - click
Advice on the removal of honey bee swarms - visit this page.
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
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.
I keep finding bumble bees with their heads missing.
How can I help a bee trapped in a spider web?
have found a bedraggled bumble bee, alive, what shall I do? Go here.
have found a bumble bee 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.
Relocate a nest of ground nesting bees. Click
only, with large carpenter bees, go to this page.
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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