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BEES AND WASP INFORMATION

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in bee, Bees, BH postcode, Bournemouth, bumble bees, Christchurch, Dorset, honey bees, pest control, Poole, queen bee, Queen wasp, Ringwood, solitary bees, Uncategorized, Verwood, Wasp, Wasp Control, wasp nest, Wasp problem, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

Honey Bees Mainly kept by beekeepers, but can be found living wild. They are a similar size to a wasp but are overall darker in colour, ranging from black to tan coloured banding. Honey Bees always live in a colony with a queen bee in charge, in which, numbers could reach up to 20000 bees. Honey bees frequent gardens to collect pollen and nectar and require fluids to survive, often visiting ponds or other water sources to collect. If left alone, they are normally harmless but can cause panic when they swarm in large numbers and will sting to protect the queen. Honey bees are valuable to the...

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FAST FACTS – WASPS

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in bee, BH postcode, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset, hornets, pest control, Pest control Bournemouth, Poole, Queen wasp, Queen wasps, Ringwood, SP postcode, Verwood, Wasp, Wasp Control, wasp nest, wasp nests, Wasp Removal, Wasps, wasps nest | 0 comments

A wasp can fly faster than a running human! If you try and swat a wasp, it will emit a pheromone which will attract other wasps. Only female wasps can sting and it is used as a way of defence. They can sting multiple times, unlike a bee that can only sting once. The two main species of wasp in the UK are Vespula vulgaris and Vespula germanica. The Queen wasps come out of hibernation, usually in early April to commence nest building. When the first batch of eggs hatch out and pupate into wasps, these will then support the Queen by bringing back food and continuing the nest building, allowing...

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A Bee in my Bonnet.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in bee, Bees, BH postcode, Bournemouth, bumble bees, Christchurch, honey bees, Poole, Ringwood, swarm, Verwood, Wasp Control, wasp nest, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

Calls are literally flooding in for wasps and bees at the moment, the “season” is in full swing with multiple conflictions between man and insects! The majority of calls at the moment are for Bumble Bees which are invading properties of all types from houses, mobile homes, caravans, sheds and even bird boxes! Bumble Bees are not really classed as a pest and are in fact a useful commodity, as they pollinate plants and flowers. In most cases that I have seen lately, they are White-Tailed Bumble Bees and most have been picking vulnerable locations at higher levels. When they enter a property...

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IS IT A BEE, HORNET OR A WASP?

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in bee, Bee swarm, Bees, BH postcode, Bournemouth, bumble bees, Christchurch, honey bees, hornet, Insects, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Ringwood, solitary bees, Verwood, Wasp, Wasp Control, wasp nest treatment, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

        With the warmer weather that is now with us, the calls for help regarding Bees and Wasps have dramatically increased over the past couple of weeks and are likely to continue until the end of the season. With many different types of insects involved identification can be confusing, so here is a little help!         There are 24 species of Bumble Bees in the United Kingdom and 225 species of solitary bees, but only 1 species of Honey Bee. There are also 8 species of Wasps. Confused? The general rule is to leave alone until you are sure what you...

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An Insight into Bees

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in bee, Bees, BH postcode, Bournemouth, bumble bees, bumblebee queens, Christchurch, honey bees, Poole, Ringwood, solitary bees, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, wasp treatment, Wasps | 0 comments

As the calls for help regarding Bees and Wasps are starting to increase, it is a good idea to look into what Bees are likely to be doing during the coming year. Spring Species of Solitary Bees are emerging from their respective holes and in some cases, causing alarm, because they are being mistaken for Wasps. Nesting areas can include holes in loose mortars of buildings and walls or from areas of short, mown grass, whilst others prefer bare soil.   As temperatures rise, Honeybees will be seen more frequently as they collect pollen for local hives. Single Bumblebees can be seen foraging...

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