Got Bees? Let them bee!
Herefordshire saw lovely warm sunny weather over the weekend and with that weather set to continue, we have already enjoyed seeing the bee population starting their important job of pollinating.
Why we should love and protect our bees
Bees are critical to the eco-system across Herefordshire
Bees pollinate around a third of all Herefordshire crops, including those we use to feed our Herefordshire livestock
Around a quarter of all bee types are endangered
*** Bees are the key workers of the insect kingdom. Bees are critical to our eco-system and it is essential that they are protected ***
At PGM & Son Pest Control WE LOVE OUR BEES!
Top 5 Tips for dealing with Bees
Topping the bee tip chart our key advice is, if you can, LEAVE THEM BEE! Our advice is always leave bees alone wherever possible and let the bees go about their very important ecological business.
Coming in at number 2 is to encourage children to watch the bees going about their work. Bees are fascinating insects, and it is a real education observing them. The good news is that bees are not usually aggressive but as with any insect or animal they must be respected. Remind children to socially distance with the bees whilst watching them pollinate.
As the weather starts to hot up, bees will become more active. This is entirely normally so no need to panic! Importantly, remember that bees will go away and not return to the nesting site after the summer. In fact, by the time most people notice a colony, the activity will be naturally declining.
If your bees are causing a problem because of their location then call in a local bee-keeper to see whether they can relocate the nest for you (but only if it’s necessary and you are unable to leave it where it is).
If you are worried about bees, give us a call at PGM & Son Hereford as we can talk to you about why bees are important and set your mind at rest about the risk to you. In most cases, the risk of being stung will be extremely low.
In rare situations bees can be hazardous and, where there is a threat to the public, you can contact a pest controller to address the problem. Examples are where someone in a household has a severe allergy or bees are in a location easily accessible to vulnerable children and adults who may not understand the importance of leaving them bee.
If a pest controller doesn’t risk assess your situation – bee-ware!
If you have a bee problem you need help with, give PGM & Son Pest Control a call so we can discuss a range of solutions with you, which enable us to live in harmony with our friends the bees.
Email us at email@example.com or call us on 01981 251116 / 07964 370480 or use our contact us page on the website for a free no-obligation quote.
REMEMBER – BEE-ALERT – BEE-WISE – LEAVE THEM BEE!
For more information about how we carry out our pest control work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic, visit our website for more information: https://www.pgmpestcontrol.co.uk/coronavirus-covid19